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GGF calls for greater flexibility of job retention scheme

Glass and Glazing Federation

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The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking that the Job Retention Scheme be made more flexible to help companies who may only require furloughed workers to return on a part-time basis.

John Agnew, GGF Managing Director commented, “Following discussions with GGF Members, we have contacted the Chancellor to ask if the Job Retention Scheme can be more flexible and allow companies to re-employ furloughed employees on a part-time basis until work picks up and there is enough for full time employment. It is important for this flexibility to happen as soon as possible to ensure companies don’t lose skilled and experienced employees.”

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced last week that the Job Retention Scheme would be extended to October and that there would be flexibility from August for companies to re-employ part-time whilst employees were still furloughed. The GGF has called on this to be brought forward to 1st June to allow companies more flexibility as they start to build up orders and schedule their work.

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