Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine is demanding the UK Government extend furlough to June of 2021, and to include those excluded from any support.
The UK Government is planning to withdraw the Job Retention Scheme which offers 80% salary to those on furlough, replacing it with a lower level.
But Ms Jardine said:
“So many people in this are struggling to get by. This move by the Government will make it much more difficult.
“The almost daily reports of redundancies and pressure on hospitality and tourism is yet more evidence of the need to extend furlough.
“It’s only fair that they get support they require until it is safe to resume their normal business.”