BEIS Issues New Law to Protect Furloughed Employees’ Entitlements on Termination – Fails Wretchedly

    View Author July 2020

    Without any prior warning, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced yesterday that it was bringing in a new law to ensure furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay and other statutory entitlements based on their normal wages, rather than any reduced furlough rate. A little less than half a day later, the Statutory Instrument enacting the law was published and it will be in force from today, 31 July.