“New laws coming into force today will ensure furloughed workers are not short-changed if they are ever made redundant – providing some reassurance for workers and their families during this challenging time.” – Business Secretary Alok Sharma
Throughout the pandemic, the government has urged businesses to do right by their employees and pay those being made redundant based on their normal wage, rather than their furlough pay, which is often less. The majority of businesses have done so, however, there are a minority who have not.
The changes, as detailed in the following Personnel Today article, will protect workers and ensure all furloughed employees who are being made redundant receive their full entitlement.
Read more here: https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/furlough-redundancy-pay/
Webber, A. (2020) “Furloughed employees must receive redundancy in full”. Personnel Today, (30/07/2020)