Press Release: Extend the Job Retention Scheme now; people’s livelihoods and the economy are on the line

The Treasury is being urged by Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran to announce the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond May, to prevent a fresh wave of redundancies at the end of April. 

Update: Successful - the Chancellor has now extended the Furlough scheme to the end of June

Lib Dem MP Layla Moran commented:
"This scheme has proved a vital lifeline to businesses and employees.

"Given the scale of the crisis, the Government must extend the scheme for a further three months, with a commitment to keep it going for as long as it's needed.

"Millions of staff are facing the prospect of receiving redundancy notices along with their pay-packets in the next two weeks, unless the Government act.

“I'm urging them to extend the scheme now; people’s livelihoods and the economy are on the line.”

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