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Change self-isolation payments - Eaqub

Victoria Young
Mon, 01 Mar 2021

Change self-isolation payments - Eaqub
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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