Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Aviation:Written question - 51853

Q
Asked by Henry Smith
(Crawley)
Asked on: 01 June 2020
Treasury
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Aviation
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to the aviation sector beyond the low season into 2021.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 04 June 2020

The CJRS will close at the end of October, after eight months.

It is the case that some firms will be affected by coronavirus for longer than others, and the Government will seek to support these firms appropriately.

It would be challenging to target the CJRS to specific sectors in a fair and deliverable way, and that may not be the most effective or sensible way to provide longer term support for those sectors most affected by coronavirus.

The Government will continue to engage with businesses and representative groups, with the aim of ensuring that support provided is right for these sectors and for the economy as a whole.

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