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Coronavirus Self-isolation Payment Scheme

Question for Treasury

UIN HL1737, tabled on 5 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase self-isolation payment support once the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends.

Answered on

15 July 2021

The purpose of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which will end on 30 September, is to support businesses to preserve employer-employee matches. Since the start of the scheme, the CJRS guidance has been clear that: “Short term illness or self-isolation should not be a consideration when deciding if [employers] should furlough an employee”. The government will continue to keep other elements of its Covid-19 response under review.

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