Low-income families: Employment and financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

The Institute for Employment Studies

This interim report from the Institute for Employment Studies includes first-hand accounts of some employers denying eligible employees access to the Job Retention Scheme, and evidence of staff who have had to leave jobs due to management failing to provide adequate protection against the threat of COVID-19. The research found no evidence of private sector employers supplementing staff wages under furlough – a cornerstone of the Chancellor's recently announced Job Support Scheme.

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