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Furlough

Hi, Even though I had not done any shifts for a year I was offered a furlough package by my work. I did not take it as I had wanted to leave due to feeling I was just too unwell to work, slightly ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Ask an employment adviser - 24 May 2020

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Will you be affected by the end of the furlough scheme?

BBC: Covid: What will happen when furlough ends? The furlough scheme, which protected millions of jobs during the pandemic, is being wound up at the end of September. How did furlough work? The ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and careers - 29 Sep 2021

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Am I still entitled to furlough after 16th August? I'm ill with Covid-19

Good afternoon everyone, I am currently in furlough as a result of a positive Covid-19 test. However, due to a pre-existing asthma condition it may take a little longer to recover. Am I still ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and careers - 12 Aug 2021

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On Furlough but have been declared as unfit to work and not expected to find work.

Hi everyone I have a similar question to one recent post but with a slight difference. When lockdown one was announced my boss knowing I have various health conditions quite simply told me I could ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) - 15 Sep 2021

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Furlough while on sick leave

Hi I'm looking for some advice and hope someone can help. I have been off work since January 2019 due to surgery on both knees, I am now disabled due to complications and chronic pain. I received ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and careers - 24 Jun 2020

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Has your employer denied your request to be put on furlough?

Hi everyone, You may have seen that Scope is calling on the Government to provide disabled people with an emergency support package. One of the things we call for as part of a support package ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and careers - 3 Feb 2021

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Hi, im Shnek64! Why haven't I been furloughed?

Wondering why my work won't furlough me as this is my 2nd stint of shielding. 1st time I was on full pay as am entitled to 6 months full pay in a calendar year but getting close to running out. The ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and careers - 10 Jan 2021

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Personal Debt

With the repayment holiday for credit cards and overdrafts coming to an end, and the forecast of mass unemployment after the furlough period ends, should we be campaigning for a different system of ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Benefits and financial support - 17 Jul 2020

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CAN I CLAIM CARERS ALLWOANCE FOR MY SON

HI Hope you all are doing well. I wanted to know can i claim carers allowance for my son.I am on furlough and so is my Husband. Still i get well over £128 per week. Do i Qualify for Allowance and i ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Parents, carers and disabled parents - 2 Jul 2021

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A fifth of disabled people had their work requests refused, Scope finds

BBC: Covid: A fifth of disabled people have work requests refused One in five disabled employees had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the pandemic rejected, ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and careers - 23 Nov 2020

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