三级成人视频Thousands of “temp” workers currently surviving on state aid will have their financial lifelines severed at the end of July.
三级成人视频Many umbrella companies that employ these people have said they cannot afford to contribute to their furlough payments when the scheme starts being tapered.
One umbrella firm, Orange Genie, said it could no longer afford to furlough workers from August, when employers must start to cover employment costs including National Insurance and pension contributions for furloughed staff.
三级成人视频The company added that the increased cost payable as furlough is tapered down is not sustainable, and said the scheme was not designed with agency and umbrella firms in mind.
Other firms have failed to place staff on furlough altogether三级成人视频, claiming there is confusion over how the scheme works and that if they pay out furlough wages, the Government may later refuse to cover the cost.
三级成人视频Around 625,000 contractors including carers, builders and supply teachers work via umbrella companies, allowing them to receive one pay packet for their various jobs and earnings. It means they pay income tax and National Insurance via the PAYE (pay as you earn) system and benefit from workers' statutory rights as de facto employees.
Supply teachers in particular will be forced to get by on their savings or claim Universal Credit. With no date announced for schools to reopen over the summer, there is next to no work available.
Stuart Johnson, 38, from London, worked as a teacher for 16 years, before going into supply teaching three years ago, working via Orange Genie, the umbrella.
He said he was getting by on furlough but would have to start burning through his savings from August.
三级成人视频“I know the changes, I understand the dilemma of the employers. But to simply stop the furlough for all supply teachers just before summer is cruel. Especially when there is no guarantee of work next year. School budgets only go so far,” he said.
三级成人视频James Sawdy, 46, from Derby, worked for aviation firm Bombardier as a contractor via umbrella firm Shorterm Group. He has been out of work for more than 12 weeks with no income after Shorterm said it could not afford to furlough some staff.
In documents sent to employees, seen by this newspaper, the firm said the initial cost of furloughing staff before the money was covered by Government grants would be around £10m. It said it was not in a position to cover that expense, saying it was unsure of the rules for temporary workers.
The firm said it had furloughed 650 temporary workers, but had left 150 without. A spokesman said it was unable to furlough workers whose assignments had been terminated with no prospect of being re-engaged. “We do not believe that these temporary workers qualify for furlough under the guidelines issued by HM Revenue & Customs," they said, adding that the firm had repeatedly sought clarification on the rules but received none.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a state furlough programme covering 80pc of employees’ wages, up to £2,500, a month, until October. From August, employers will begin shouldering some of the cost, topping up payouts by a tenth in September and a fifth in October. The Government has paid out more than £20m via the scheme so far, supporting more than nine million people.