Coronavirus and work

Experts set out proposals to ensure the damage to the economy and workers is limited.

The IER welcomes the government's moves to protect jobs but warns millions may not be covered.

In these extraordinary times, action must be collective, not individual. We have been pleased to see the government take this on board in their Coronavirus efforts and in heeding the calls of unions to protect workers’ wages.

However, the individualised nature of UK labour law does not readily adapt to emergency situations where collectivism is needed, even when the government pursues a collective response.

In the articles below, our experts explain the shortcomings of the law and how all of these issues can be quickly rectified.