The government has announced changes to the furlough scheme which mean that new starters should now be eligible to be furloughed.
I wrote the government last week after being contacted by a number of people who started new jobs just before the lockdown. Under the previous version of the scheme they could not be furloughed and many faced losing out because of this. Fortunately after many MPs raised concerns about this loophole the government have adjusted the scheme to help new starters.
If you were one of the new starters previously losing out please contact your employer as soon as possible to discuss this change.
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