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.
Boris Johnson has confirmed that people should work from home if they can in a statement to the House of Commons today. He also announced that retail and hospitality staff will be required to wear face masks among a series of tighter restrictions designed to curb rising coronavirus infection rates.
The government is relaxing the rules around employment tribunals to allow more hearings to be held online in an effort to deal with the rise in cases following the abolition of tribunal fees and to help manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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