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

Submitted on Wednesday 6th January 2021

Rejected on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

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

Petition Details

The government have continued the furlough worker support scheme through to March, but it does not include those who have just changed jobs or are due to start a new job in the very near future. This needs to be changed to include these people.

Additional Information

If an employee started working in October just after the cut-off date, they are now in January having worked for months but still not eligible for furlough. It only makes sense that, if the scheme has been extended, then so should the eligibility for it.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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You may wish to sign this petition calling for the same action: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/564785

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