Protecting the rights of furloughed workers

From the end of July the government has changed the law so that furloughed employees who lose their job will receive their full redundancy entitlements and not a reduced rate.

  • Britain's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is supporting over 9 million jobs across the UK. We urge employers to avoid making redundancies, but when this is unavoidable, it is important that employees receive the payments they are rightly entitled to.
  • That’s why the government is introducing a new law, coming into force from today, to protect workers and ensure all furloughed employees who are being made redundant receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate.
  • This will ensure furloughed workers are not short-changed if they are ever made redundant, and provide some reassurance for workers and their families during this challenging time.


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