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Extend the furlough scheme beyond October 2020 till end of March 2021.

Submitted by Aissar Crane on Wednesday 12th August 2020

Published on Wednesday 14th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 14th April 2021

Current Signatures: 25
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Brexit ~ Brexit deal ~ christmas ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ furlough ~ furlough scheme ~ Lockdown ~ No Deal ~ NoDeal ~ October ~ Spring ~ uncertainty

Petition Action

Extend the furlough scheme beyond October 2020 till end of March 2021.

Petition Details

Many businesses are facing uncertainty as a result of covid-19 and many more are still struggling to reopen. With no cure, yet, looking to be viable & with the country officially in economic recession, many businesses & workers will be worried about their future especially coming up to Christmas.

Additional Information

By extending the furlough to end of March 2021 it would allow:
Business to hold out through winter trading should a second national/local lockdown become necessary.
Keep people who need to shield financially safe who may not be able to look for alternative employment otherwise.
Absorb potential financial damage to business given the uncertainty over the brexit deal or no deal scenario.
Allow businesses, if have to close, to reopen in spring offsetting job losses, economic and industry damages.


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