Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP warns against ending furlough scheme

Martyn Day MP has warned the Chancellor against withdrawing support for jobs and businesses - as new analysis shows 2200 jobs in Linlithgow and East Falkirk are at risk from plans to end the furlough scheme next week.

By Kevin Quinn
Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 5:00 am
Martyn Day MP.
Martyn Day MP.

Analysis from the House of Commons Library, using the latest HMRC data, has revealed that 2200 jobs remain furloughed in Linlithgow and East Falkirk - representing four per cent of eligible jobs.

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Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day (SNP) said: "It is vital that the Chancellor finally listens to SNP calls to extend the furlough scheme and deliver financial support for hard hit businesses and sectors. There is now a very real danger that Tory complacency on jobs could result in rising redundancies here and across the UK."