It is possible that businesses, especially those in certain sectors, will see a reduced workload as a consequence of Coronavirus.
In these circumstances, and where allowed for in the contract of employment, employees can be laid off temporarily.
Employees who are laid off must be paid a guaranteed payment of up to £29 a day, for five days in any three-month period up to a maximum of £145. After four weeks, employees may be able to request that they are made redundant.
In most cases, businesses are likely to make use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme now that it is available to employers.
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