Why coronavirus job retention scheme is being denied to thousands with a new job - News Summed Up

Why coronavirus job retention scheme is being denied to thousands with a new job


Workers have slammed a "glaring loophole" in the Covid-19 job retention scheme that means it's not available to people with a brand new job. Yet the rate is based on February's wage, so anyone who started their job after February 28 is not eligible. Tony told the Mirror: "My wife's wage doesn't quite cover our bills, so there is a shortfall there without counting food or anything else. (Image: PA)The Treasury has said people can claim Universal Credit - but with his wife's wage, Tony says he is not eligible. A Treasury spokesperson said: “Our coronavirus job retention scheme is protecting thousands of jobs up and down the UK - with the government covering 80% of the salary of furloughed workers.


Source: Daily Mirror March 31, 2020 09:45 UTC



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