CBI calls for stay-at-home pay

Industry leaders have suggested new legislation allowing firms to pay staff small amounts to stay at home for a fixed period, instead of making them redundant. The “Alternative to Redundancy” proposals by the CBI of a low-paid “limbo” for staff would allow firms to retain employees rather than losing them altogether when times get tough. The CBI said workers would receive around £130 a week, paid by the firm and the government jointly.