House of Commons
New starters under the CJRS
EDM #377
Tabled 23 April 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House recognises there are loopholes in the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme for new starters; acknowledges that the support offered of 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500 a month is vital for workers during the coronavirus outbreak; recognises that the cut-off date of 19 March 2020 for an employer to submit an RTI notification to HMRC means in practice that people who started jobs in March are exempt from the furlough scheme; believes the Government’s proposed solution for those missed by the scheme to be re-hired by previous employers is inadequate because tight guidelines for furloughing former staff do not fit all circumstances and past employers have no legal requirement to re-hire staff; understands the lack of support offered to new starters means many households are being pushed into debt and destitution; recognises the Government’s aim to combat fraudulent claims through use of a cut-off date, but suggests other methods of doing so, such as submission of employment contracts; notes the strength of feeling among those missed by the scheme who are taking part in the #newstarterfurlough campaigns on social media; and urges the Chancellor to close the loopholes and extend the furlough scheme to new starters.

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In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Tami, Mark
Labour
27 April 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
27 April 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
27 April 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
27 April 2020
Mearns, Ian
Labour
27 April 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
27 April 2020
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
27 April 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
27 April 2020
McCabe, Steve
Labour
27 April 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
27 April 2020
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
28 April 2020
Trickett, Jon
Labour
28 April 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
28 April 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
28 April 2020
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
29 April 2020
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
29 April 2020
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
29 April 2020
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Benn, Hilary
Labour
04 May 2020
Lewis, Clive
Labour
04 May 2020
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
04 May 2020
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
04 May 2020
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
04 May 2020
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
04 May 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
04 May 2020
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
04 May 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
04 May 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
04 May 2020
Efford, Clive
Labour
04 May 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
04 May 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
04 May 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
04 May 2020
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
04 May 2020
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
04 May 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
04 May 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
05 May 2020
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
05 May 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
05 May 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
05 May 2020
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
06 May 2020
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
06 May 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
06 May 2020
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
07 May 2020
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
11 May 2020
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
13 May 2020
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
20 May 2020
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
09 June 2020
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
15 June 2020
McDonnell, John
Labour
20 July 2020
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