The government have said that they will extend furlough pay for now, but they want employers to contribute more. We know that most people who have been furloughed have not had any extra “top-up” to their full pay from their employer.
UNISON is the only trade union that provides Welfare help for our members so if you are struggling at the moment please contact the branch and we will try to help you.
Further, there has been a suggestion that people start now with a Universal Credit claim so if the payment you receive is further reduced you will not have to wait 5 weeks for a claim to be processed. The information that HMRC use is directly from the tax records so if your wages decrease your claim will then start to pay money without the wait.