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 extended furlough scheme has already been the subject of revised government guidance and a subsequent Treasury Direction. Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the extended scheme and the issues that it presents for HR and employers.
Regulations set out how employers must calculate a week's pay in relation to certain statutory termination payments paid to furloughed employees during the extended period of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
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