Undoubtedly, the most important announcement for employers to come out of this year's budget has to be the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until 30 September 2021, which will provide a lifeline to organisations that will still be affected by restrictions on social contact into the summer months.
More workplaces providing essential services during the current lockdown will be able to offer rapid COVID-19 testing to their employees, which the Government hopes will detect coronavirus in people not showing symptoms.
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