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11 March, 2021 Open access

Amendments to regulations in Northern Ireland setting out how a week’s pay is to be calculated for purposes of calculating statutory payments for furloughed workers

New statutory rule makes amendments in consequence of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being extended to 30 April 2021

New legislation has been issued in Northern Ireland that makes amendments to regulations setting out how a week's pay is to be calculated for the purposes of calculating statutory payments for workers who are furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

In force from 31 March 2021, the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.53/2021) make amendments to SR.No.178/2020 in consequence of the extension of the CJRS scheme to 30 April 2021.

NB - SR.No.178/2020 set out how a week’s pay is to be calculated in the case of an employee who has been furloughed under the CJRS for the purposes of calculating -

SR.No.53/2021 is available from legislation.gov.uk