Aviation: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 24th February 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond April 2021 to support the aviation industry which is facing ongoing restrictions as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

Photo of Fay Jones Fay Jones Conservative, Brecon and Radnorshire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (b) Self Employment Income Support Scheme beyond the end of April 2021.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Labour, Cardiff West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond 30 April 2021.

Photo of Nickie Aiken Nickie Aiken Conservative, Cities of London and Westminster

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme for businesses affected by social distancing or travel restrictions until the end of Q3 2021, particularly in the live events and conference sectors.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government has provided a comprehensive economic response that is one of the most generous globally, including very substantial steps to protect jobs. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has helped to pay the wages of people in 9.9 million jobs across the country, providing £46.4bn worth of support as of 13 December. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has received claims from 2.7 million self-employed workers, amounting to £13.7bn as of 13 December.

The Government will set out the next phase of the plan to tackle the virus and support jobs at Budget 2021.

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