Barratt Homes furloughs 5,200 workers
The move will see around 5,200 workers placed on leave. Barratt will top up employees’ salaries so that they receive full pay, in light of the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme only covering 80 per cent of salaries, capped at £2,500 per month.
A spokesman for the housebuilder said: “We are furloughing a large proportion of our employees as we have temporarily closed our sales centres, construction sites and offices. We will be topping up furloughed employees' pay so that they are still paid 100 per cent of their normal income.”