Employees are likely to be encouraged to remain working from home until at least Easter 2021, when it is hoped that a combination of a tighter "tier" system, further testing and the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations will have "driven down" the coronavirus infection rate.
The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of March, with the Government continuing to cover 80% of employees' wages at firms affected by coronavirus restrictions, the chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.
Two-thirds of the wages of workers in businesses forced to close by local and national lockdowns will be covered by the Government under an expanded Job Support Scheme, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.
The government has published details of the one-off bonus that employers can claim if they keep previously furloughed employees on their books for three months after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme closes on 31 October.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his new Job Support Scheme, which will require employers to give staff a minimum of 33% of their usual hours, with the Government covering some of the wages for the remaining hours not worked.
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