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23 September 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has implemented several measures to secure jobs, boost the labour market and maintain stability for the workforce during these uncertain times.
Normally, the unemployment benefit amounts to 62.4% of an unemployed individual's previous income, up to six times the National Insurance basic amount (G). As a temporary measure, in March 2020 the rate was increased to:
This temporary amendment originally applied until 31 October 2020. However, the government is set to propose a budget resolution before Parliament to extend the increased unemployment benefit to 31 December 2020.
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