Self-isolation funds ‘too little, too late’

By Martin Ford | 03 February 2021

Funding for council schemes supporting people forced to self-isolate due to COVID-19 do not go far enough, according to new research.

Analysis by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) found demand was far outstripping supply for discretionary payments to workers who are ineligible for the Government’s main scheme, under which £500 is given to low-paid employees who cannot work from home.

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