What happens when furlough ends?

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    What happens when furlough ends?

    A worrying thought has occurred to me tonight. If furlough ends on 30th April, as I believe it's meant to, are we going to find loads more tenants unable to pay their rent?

    I know one of mine is a taxi driver, and I'm amazed he's managed to come up with the rent so far.

    Any thoughts?

    #2
    I would rather attempt to predict next weeks lottery numbers........ but as a best guess you could be right, i suspect that by Easter the lockdown will be eased and the vaccine would have been rolled out enough to lower the cases in hospital.

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      #3
      It will be extended again under pressure.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Perce View Post
        It will be extended again under pressure.
        Okay, but presumably this can't go on forever? At some point, businesses will have to acknowledge that they are bankrupt, and sack all their employees. They will then be on housing benefit, which is only about 75% of market rent.

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          #5
          Your taxi driver will always pay the rent judging by the type of person he is so you should not worry. He will find work if furlough stops in the future. In my area no businesses went bankrupt.


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            #6
            Taxi drivers are still quite busy , people going shopping, doctors appts, hospital, work. My village just looks the same as normal its as busy as ever and so are the roads, only the pubs /cafes and hairdressers are closed along with the gym . The ones who are working from home and those who are furloughed are getting work done on their houses, again creating more 'work' for joiners./painters/electricians/ my joiner has said hes never been so busy and is fully booked until March -

            As long as we can put food on the table and have our good health i wouldnt worry about this at the moment -
            my friends husband is furloughed but the wife as so much overtime -

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              #7
              I think may people have adjusted and take up new roles as courier drivers, or delivery drivers especially if they have their own vehicles. Within the gig economy has helped a lot of people in these difficult times.

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                #8
                I think the biggest difficulty with the current scheme will be getting the people back to normal working hours !!! I have spoken with a number of people who have take 'like a duck to water' the semi retired life they now inhabit, on pretty much full pay...... getting them off this could be tricky.

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                  #9
                  The breathing space legislation is meant to kick in 4 days after the furlough scheme ends. Not unconnected I would think.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
                    The breathing space legislation is meant to kick in 4 days after the furlough scheme ends. Not unconnected I would think.
                    This song was my dad's party piece.

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                      #11
                      Furlough has been too generous ....

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Neelix View Post
                        Furlough has been too generous ....
                        I can see that point of view, my concern is the length of it and how people can easily become comfortable in getting paid very well for doing nothing at all, then getting back to work. My job has meant i have worked throughout the pandemic and in fact have been even more busy than normal, i have talked with many employees who have complained to their employers because they have NOT been furloughed when friends of theirs have been !!!!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post

                          I can see that point of view, my concern is the length of it and how people can easily become comfortable in getting paid very well for doing nothing at all, then getting back to work. !!!!

                          a bit like lots of UK benefits

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Neelix View Post


                            a bit like lots of UK benefits
                            Except generally UK benefits are dire in comparison to the furlough scheme.

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                              #15
                              Yup, Saw a report a couple of days ago that UK benefits are pretty much the lowest of all first world countries.

                              I do feel that the workers out there, although comfortable now, will go back and work as they always have done when the opportunity to do so comes back. They know that this is only a temporary thing.

                              As for Furlough, it was absolutely necessary at the amounts given. I feel that anything less would have had dire circumstances for the entire countries economy.

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