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Extend the Furlough Support Scheme to include new hires after 30th October.

Submitted by Mhairi Stewart, Clare Mackie on Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Published on Tuesday 29th December 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 29th June 2021

Current Signatures: 4,809
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2020 ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ date ~ Extend ~ furlough ~ furlough scheme ~ furlough support ~ Government ~ It ~ October ~ security ~ The Government ~ UK ~ UK Government ~ Unemployment ~ Universal Credit

Petition Action

Extend the Furlough Support Scheme to include new hires after 30th October.

Petition Details

The government have extended the furlough worker support scheme, but it disadvantages and discriminates against those who have just changed jobs, started a new job or are due to start a new job in the very near future. This needs to be changed to be inclusive.

Additional Information

The UK government have condemned those who have taken upon themselves to find financial security, by securing new employment to financial ruin, by excluding them from the furlough scheme. This will result in huge numbers of unemployment, universal credit claims, poverty and homelessness. We implore the UK government to reassess the cut off date of 30 October 2020 for the furlough scheme, to include those who have recently gained new employment.


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