Following on from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme brought in to save jobs during the lockdown, the Government is ensuring redundancy pay is based on normal wage rather than the reduced 80% pay for all furloughed employees ...
This new law came into force on 31st July and guarantees those furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and subsequently made redundant receive their full entitlement.
They would not impact any arrangements for enhanced redundancy pay if it was detailed in an individuals employment contract. The new law also affects Statutory Notice Pay and any awards for unfair dismissal. It's all designed to ensure employees are not short-changed if they do not return to work following the ending of their employer's furlough scheme.
These measures are part of the overall Government package designed to stop mass redundancies and employers are being urged to use the Jobs Retention Bonus of £1,000 per furloughed employee if they're still in post on 31st January 2021.
This is just since lockdown ended and CJRS started to wind down, so these new measures, as well as the Jobs Retention Bonus, should slow down mass job losses from the pool of furloughed employees until the economy improves.
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