UIF temporary relief scheme suspended over fraud risks

Business for South Africa is disappointed that the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme has been suspended. The organisation says it’s grossly unfair to all employees and employers with legitimate claims. Robert Legh from B4SA discusses this. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Business for South Africa says the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme has been suspended.

The organisation has been informed that the Auditor-General is probing system integrity problems at the UIF.

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B4SA said it is concerned by the developments since payments have already been delayed.

It said while it supports the mitigation of fraud risks, it is unhappy about the halting of all payments and the poor communication from the UIF's leadership.

B4SA said the delay is grossly unfair to all employees and employers with legitimate claims.

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eNCA