A petition arguing that commission payments from car sales should be included in the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme wage calculations has attracted almost 8,000 signatures in less than two days.
Motorpoint chief executive Mark Carpenter has vowed to give-up his own income from the used car supermarket business in order to top-up the wages of ‘furloughed’ staff during the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown.
Car retail staff will be among the UK employees whose commission-led monthly salaries will be detrimental to their income as “furloughed workers” as part of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Coronavirus-prompted car dealership closures resulting from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lock-down of non-essential retail businesses will see ‘80% of car dealership employees’ placed on Government salary support.
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