Extend furlough for aviation sector

Extend the furlough scheme for the last sector affected by the pandemic.

17,147 Signatures

Tuesday 15th June 2021
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Signature Deadline
Wednesday 15th December 2021
Estimated Final Signatures: 17,164

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Recent Documents related to Extend furlough for aviation sector

1. Extend furlough for aviation sector
10/06/2021 - Petitions

Found: Extend the furlough scheme for the last sector affected by the pandemic.

2. Call for Evidence
13/10/2021 - Inquiry: Airlines and airports: supporting recovery in the UK aviation sector - Transport Committee
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Found: for Evidence Aviation and airports: supporting recovery in the UK aviation sector The Committee

3. Letter from Baroness Vere to Lord Tunnicliffe and others regarding the Government's airspace modernisation programme, funding for Airspace Change Proposals (ACPs) if the Secretary of State decides to direct another party
18/12/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: traffic delays when demand returns and support the aviation industry recovery and growth. Fewer flight

4. Global Travel Taskforce recommendations
24/11/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: for International Arrivals ΠfiTest to Releasefl Scheme in England 7 Pre -Departure Testing 8 3. International

5. Mandatory not optional for employers to take up wage retention scheme.
27/03/2020 - Petitions

Found: to take up the wage retention scheme for 3 months during this pandemic. This is particularly applicable

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Extend furlough for aviation sector

1. Aviation Sector
10/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee, “The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector”, HC 268, and the Government response - Speech Link
2: Backbench Business Committee debate on the aviation sector, as must be obvious to the House, 59 Back Benchers - Speech Link
3: That this House has considered the aviation sector.Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for - Speech Link

2. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
17/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and calls on the Government to examine, improve and extend that scheme’s operation - Speech Link
2: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and calls on the Government to examine, improve and extend that scheme’s operation - Speech Link
3: particular aviation, would be one of those sectors. Does she agree that if the Government do not extend a version - Speech Link

3. Public Health Restrictions: Government Economic Support
13/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the UK through an extension of the job support scheme, and these announcements build on the Chancellor’s - Speech Link
2: Chancellor announced his sink-or-swim job support scheme, design faults in which are already leading to - Speech Link
3: the requirement on which they were allocated. In last week’s urgent question issues were raised by Merseyside - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
26/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: of the (a) retail and (b) aviation industries on the VAT retail export scheme and airside extra statutory - Speech Link
2: continued to meet stakeholders, including retail and aviation representatives, following our announcement. - Speech Link
3: importance for employment in her constituency, aviation by and large grounded, does she not accept it - Speech Link

5. Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries
10/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: House has considered the aviation, travel and tourism industries.The aviation, travel and tourism sectors - Speech Link
2: the Minister beforehand. The holiday and travel sector, in particular, has great uncertainty. What help - Speech Link
3: £350 billion. By September 2021, the air transport sector alone will have benefited from around £7 billion - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Extend furlough for aviation sector
1. Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme
asked by: Baroness Benjamin
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding to organisations which were unsuccessful in their application to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

2. Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme
asked by: Baroness Benjamin
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of applications to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme received before that scheme was closed to new applications on 11 January.

3. Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme
asked by: Baroness Benjamin
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications were received from schools for the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme; and what was the value of any such applications.

4. Kickstart Scheme: Third Sector
asked by: Rachael Maskell
... how many (a) charities and (b) social enterprises have offered placements under the Kickstart scheme.

5. Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme
asked by: Alan Whitehead
... what the total (a) financial and (b) tCO2 per annum savings projected were for all grants issued through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

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Aviation travel is the last industry that will be affected by the pandemic, clearly, the United Kingdom is ahead of the game with vaccinations. There is a clear indication from the Delta variant that international travel is going to slow down as a result. Travel is always going to be the last thing to be released. Environmental issues or not, as it stands, we need aviation to survive, please help us keep our industry alive, we will want to travel as we come out of this way pandemic.

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Government Response

Friday 16th July 2021

As restrictions are eased and international travel reopens, the current approach to CJRS strikes a balance between encouraging employees back to work, supporting the economy and protecting incomes.

The Government recognises the challenges which the aviation industry has faced as a result of Covid-19 and firms experiencing difficulties have been able to draw upon the unprecedented package of measures announced by the Chancellor, including schemes to raise capital, flexibilities with tax bills and the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The aviation and aerospace sectors are being supported with over £11 billion made available through loan guarantees, support for exporters, the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) and grants for research and development.

The Global Travel Taskforce (GTT) report sets out a clear framework for the Government’s objective of enabling a safe, sustainable and robust return to international travel, which is key to enabling the sector’s recovery. In line with this framework, travel measures are continuing to be reviewed through a series of checkpoints, considering the latest domestic and international data.

Following the recent checkpoint review of the GTT, arrivals into England from amber list countries who have been fully vaccinated by an NHS administered vaccine will soon be exempt from self-isolation and day 8 testing requirements. These changes are a vital step in enabling the recovery of travel operators and those whose jobs rely on the travel industry. Industry bodies, media and airline groups have responded positively to this announcement, with many travel operators adding additional flights and holidays to new destinations.

The CJRS was designed as a temporary, economy-wide measure to support businesses while widespread restrictions were in place. It is right that we ask employers across the economy to contribute more as Covid-19 related restrictions are lifted, in order to strike a balance between encouraging employers to bring employees back to work and continuing to support the economy and protect incomes.

Of course, the Government has shown throughout the pandemic that it is prepared to adapt support if the path of the virus changes. We continue to engage closely with sectors across the economy, including the travel industry, to understand their recovery horizons as the vaccine is rolled out and restrictions ease.

HM Treasury

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