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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Question for Treasury

UIN HL4814, tabled on 8 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to restart the furlough scheme in case more COVID-19 restrictions are implemented.

Answered on

17 December 2021

Throughout the pandemic, the Government has demonstrated that it can respond proportionately to the changing path of the virus and will continue to do so.The Government remains committed to taking whatever action is necessary to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed but, as we have stated, more harmful economic and social restrictions would only be considered as a last resort. Since the start of the pandemic, the Government has a strong track record of responding quickly, flexibly, and comprehensively in supporting jobs, businesses, individuals, and families when needed. As part of our £400 billion package of support, businesses will continue to receive considerable support into Spring 2022, including Recovery Loans until June, business rates relief, protection from eviction, and a VAT reduction until March. 

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