Economic Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:03 pm on 8th July 2020.

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Photo of James Murray James Murray Opposition Whip (Commons) 1:03 pm, 8th July 2020

On 25 June, a Treasury direction in relation to the coronavirus job retention scheme made it clear:

“Integral to the purpose of the CJRS” is that the grant

“is used by the employer to continue the employment of employees”.

Will the Chancellor therefore confirm that British Airways would be liable to pay back any taxpayers’ money used to furlough staff the company chose to put on notice of redundancy during that furlough period?