Coronavirus

Change self-isolation payments - Eaqub

Victoria Young
Mon, 01 Mar 2021

Shamubeel Eaqub says the economic incentive to stay home isn't there.
Victoria Young
Mon, 01 Mar 2021
Economist Shamubeel Eaqub says payments for workers taking time off to self-isolate need to be changed as the country takes the economic hit of another alert level change.The cost of having Auckland at level 3 and the rest of the nation at level 2 is $240 million per week — not accounting for any catch-up activity after lockdown conditions are loosened, according to ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley. The financial plight of workers, who have been asked to self-isolate due to being a close contact or casual plus contact, has been in th...

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