Enable supply teachers to be furloughed

Enable supply teachers to be furloughed

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Sarah Horsfall started this petition to Government

Since the introduction of employers having to pay National Insurance and Pension contributions many supply agencies are refusing to furlough supply teachers despite school closures and very limited work, citing these increased costs.  Supply teachers have been on the front line, most exposed to the virus often mixing with as many as 300 children a week, sometimes more and WILL be needed once again when the schools open.  It is imperative that supply teachers are given financial support during this time due to the risk that they've experienced and to ensure that supply teachers will once again, support schools in their vital role in the future.  I implore the government to rethink these contributions that are required so that supply teachers can be furloughed.  

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