To: UK Government
Furlough and Minimum Wage Guarantee
I believe that people who have been furloughed should not receive less than the equivalent of the minimum wage so if someone is paid minimum wage this should receive 100% of their normal wages during any furlough period. If they are paid higher then the minimum wage then the reduction in earnings, for example the 80% rule should not mean that they receive less than the minimum wage.
Why is this important?
If we believe that people cannot survive on less than the minimum wage then this true all the time even when they cannot work due to lockdown and the current COVID crisis.