To: UK Government
Extend Job Retention Scheme employee start date to 30th March
Extend the current job retention scheme employee start date to the 30th March not the 19th as many people have been left without any money and are still employed under ‘unpaid leave’.
Why is this important?
Thousands of people have been told they will receive 80% pay from the government, with company’s now withdrawing that offer because the government will only cover employees that have been enrolled in to the PAYE system before the 19th March 2020.
People are being left destitute and not being able to pay their rent, bills, food & basic needs.
With a 5 week waiting period for universal credit approval this isn’t good enough for thousands of people, that are being put at risk.
Q: Who can an employer claim for?
A: Employees (which is widely defined, see below) who were:
hired before 19 March 2020 and
which were notified to HMRC on an RTI (Real Time Information) submission on or before 19 March 2020 and
where an RTI submission notifying payment of that employee to HMRC was made on or before 19 March 2020
are furloughed for at least three weeks
How it will be delivered
Present it before the Houses of Parliament for review.