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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 22:35
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Field In Sight
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sale
Posts: 357
Most of the recent government schemes provide (temporarily) a proportion of the wages that an individual has been earning prior to this epidemic.
This is just a short term measure to ensure that things like mortgage payments are not missed until (hopefully) things improve. Avoiding any house repossessions etc.

I understand that it seems wrong (on the face of it) that governments should pay the same proportion to "highly" paid pilots.

It is also not fair that individuals who have provided a much larger contribution of taxes previously, should be penalised.

My own company is using the UK 80% scheme. The majority of employees will be receiving an actual 80% of their previous income whilst furloughed.
Higher paid crew will be received as little as 20% of their previous income but still with bills based on their full pay.

I'm happy that the government has intervened, but am still disappointed overall.


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