Supporting Employment After Covid-19

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has previously said to my hon. Friend, we are concerned about the way that some companies are treating their workforce and we are actively looking into the issue. The furlough scheme has been a huge success in keeping over 9 million employees connected to their jobs, but companies should not be using it cynically to keep people on their books just to then get rid of them. The whole point of the furlough scheme is to help people to get back into their jobs and the country back on its feet.