Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

(asked on 28th April 2020) - View Source

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme's eligibility cut-off date from 19 March to 31 March 2020.


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Jesse Norman
This question was answered on 11th May 2020

The Government has prioritised help for the greatest number of people as quickly as possible through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which will enable millions of people to remain employed. 19 March 2020 has been chosen as the cut-off date for the CJRS as this date is just before the scheme was announced (20 March). Extending the cut-off date beyond 20 March would significantly slow down the system while risking substantial levels of fraud.

Those not eligible for this grant may have access to other Government support, including a package of temporary welfare measures and up to three months’ mortgage payment holidays for those in difficulty with mortgage payments.

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