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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
How long have you worked there for? Please note I am mobile today so may not be able to reply until later today thanks
Many thanks for your patience. The issue with the Job Retention scheme is that it is not mandatory to be used by employers and they can still proceed and make people redundant if they want to. The scheme is there to help them if they need it, but it is up to them whether they use it. Sadly there is little you can do to force the employer to furlough you and allow you to benefit from the scheme. Even if the scheme is there to be used, the final decision is theirs. Failure to use it is only an ethical consideration, not a legal one.
I appreciate this may not be the answer you were hoping for but it is the legal position and I hope that it at least clarifies where you stand?
You would have to contact JobcentrePlus to see whether you are entitled to unemployment benefits