Government Change to Furloughed Workers’ Rules

The Government has reversed its position on workers not being able to undertake paid employment if they are furloughed. So if you furlough a worker, they can, subject to any provisions in their employment contract, go and get another job during the furlough period. One of the main reasons it was changed is to help with labour shortages in key areas such as harvesting crops and providing care workers but there is no restriction on the type of paid work that can be undertaken.

Author: fiona bewers
Published on: Last updated: 21st April 2020

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