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Employment tribunal braced for redundancy claim surge

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From the Law Society Gazette:

The president of the employment tribunals says he is expecting an influx of new unfair redundancy claims once the furlough scheme ends later this year.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed last week that the Treasury will gradually withdraw its job retention scheme, which pays employees 80% of their usual wage, over the next five months.

From August, businesses must pay employer national insurance and pension contributions for staff they continue to keep on furlough, and by October must pay 20% of their employees’ wages.

Judge Barry Clarke, president of the employment tribunals for England and Wales, said this week that he expected a ‘big increase’ of work on the winding up of the furlough scheme, with these cases likely to require a full panel to hear.