Covid-19: Economic Package

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:32 pm on 12th May 2020.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chancellor of the Exchequer 12:32 pm, 12th May 2020

Those who were in seasonal work can use an average of their earnings over a period for furlough payments, or indeed the same month on a year-over-year basis if that is a more generous way to calculate their eligibility. That is the most generous way to treat those in seasonal employment under the scheme and ensure that we reflect their earnings appropriately.