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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which categories of employees presently working a five-day week are entitled to claim two days' unemployment benefit in the event of their being reduced to a four-day working week; and whether this applies to all five-day week workers.

I have been asked to reply.All employees who normally work on five days each week may be entitled to unemployment benefit for a day on which work is actually lost when reduced to a four-day working week if that day links with another day of reckonable unemployment or sickness under the two days in six continuity rule.