Dr Daniel Edmiston quoted in the Yorkshire Evening Post on the end of the Government's job retention scheme

The article looks at the end of the job retention scheme and discusses how people will struggle to return to employment as the economy and workplaces re-open following the lockdown.

Dr Daniel Edmiston, Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, thinks that ‘many people will struggle to return to employment because of the adjustments they have had to make to their working hours and practices during the pandemic’. 

In the article, Dr Edmiston anticipates that there will be increased claims for Universal Credit , he says that "this will place further strain on a social security system that is already struggling to meet the needs of those worst affected by this pandemic”.

The article concludes that ‘the future design of income and employment support has to engage with this new reality’.

Read the full Yorkshire Evening Post article.