Chancellor must guarantee support will continue as long as necessary, say Greens

12 May 2020

The Chancellor has today announced that the government’s furlough scheme will be continued for another four months.

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley said: “We welcome the government’s commitment to extending this important scheme, but what we need to see now is a further guarantee that the level of support will not drop and will continue for as long as necessary.

“Nobody should be forced into poverty during a global pandemic yet we already know that the government’s job retention scheme does not cover new starters and the self-employed.

“A Universal Basic Income would provide security to all those that need it and ensure workers and employers have greater flexibility in these precarious times.”


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