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Letter on nursery furlough payments

I have been contacted by local nurseries, regarding the recent information stating that nurseries would not be able to claim furlough payment for all employees whilst also receiving local authority funding. They have argued that as a result of the Government’s approach they will probably have to make staff redundant.

I raised this with Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families during an Oral Evidence Session of the Education Selection Committee on 22nd April 2020 (…/the-impact…/publications/) and during the 2nd Reading debate of the Finance Bill on 27th April 2020 (

I have also have signed this letter expressing concerns along with a number of other MPs.