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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the income of long term supply teaching staff employed (a) through agencies and (b) by schools, acadamies or local authorities will have their income protected under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the average pay of people on (a) zero-hours and (b) casual contracts will be calculated under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to protect agency workers that are facing unemployment as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and whether those workers are included in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people who are advised not to work because they (a) are defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable or (b) live in a household with people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable will be eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether employees that are being paid through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will jeopardise their access to that scheme in the event that they undertake short-term employment for work places that (a) are understaffed as a result of workers self-isolating, (b) classified as essential by the Government, (c) are experiencing an increased demand as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and (d) where work can be done remotely.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether workers made redundant after 1 March 2020 as a result of the covid-19 epidemic who are re-employed by their original employer and then furloughed will be eligible for the 80 per cent wage grant under the business interruption Government support mechanism.
The Government seeks, as far as possible, to protect people’s jobs and incomes. This is an unprecedented jobs retention scheme and the Government has been working hard to set out further details on the scheme. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is open to any individual who was on an employer’s PAYE payroll on 19 March 2020. Full details can be found in the guidance available at www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme and www.gov.uk/guidance/work-out-80-of-your-employees-wages-to-claim-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme, which provides answers to these questions.