Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 businesses around the globe have taken a hit. COVID-19 originating in Wuhan, China spread rapidly across the world taking the lives of many in its wake. The virus also took away livelyhood from many people as countries went into lockdowns isolating people in their homes. This has resulted in damage to the global economy as well as a large drop in the employment rate.
The business minister wants the companies to maintain home-working wherever possible for as long as it's possible in effort to lower the infection rates.
A TUC study has revealed that 70% of furlough requests made by home working mothers have been rejected by their employer.