In a week of significant announcements from the House of Commons, today’s statement from the Chancellor was hotly anticipated by businesses across the UK. As previously expected, it provided final confirmation that the furlough scheme is to end on 31 October, with the Chancellor resolute in his assertion that it will not be extended, in any capacity, despite calls for him to do so.
Late Friday evening, the UK Government released guidance on the flexible furlough scheme and how employers should calculate claims, Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at global employment law consultancy, Peninsula gives her insights below:
Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t be punished, says @UNISON
The government must do more to protect key workers threatened with dismissal or put on unpaid leave if they’re off work self-isolating because of vulnerable relatives, says UNISON today (Wednesday).
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