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Press Release – 14th May 2020

New Starter Justice: Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October—but New Starters face eight months with no income unless scheme is amended. As furlough scheme is extended until October, New Starter Justice renews its call for new starters to be included. After two months without income, members of the New Starter …

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Campaign Statement – 30th April 2020

NEW STARTER JUSTICE: CAMPAIGN STATEMENT. Sent to Helen Mary Jones [Thursday 30th April] Over a month ago, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced his economic support schemes and made a direct promise to every worker that we would ‘not be left behind’. Since then, we have observed the Governments response to …

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Press Release – 27th April 2020

New Starter Justice: Campaign group calls on MPs to support Early Day Motion as open letter exceeds 4,000 signatures   SNP’s Angela Crawley tables an Early Day Motion (EDM) urging the Chancellor to “close the loopholes and extend the furlough scheme to new starters”.    Political figures Andy Burnham, John …

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Press Release – 20th April 2020

FIRST PRESS RELEASE [20TH APRIL] “Misleading” job retention scheme update will help less than 5% of those affected.  An estimated 1.5 million people due to start a job after February 28 will not be eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme—despite a recent government change extending the cut-off date to …

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