All we 'the people' are asking is if it's a requirement by law to attended then our employers and/or the government should be held accountable for putting many families in hardship (however short term). Currently the system is so unfair on all families whether married, co habiting or living alone with or with out children. It is optional for employers not to pay 'our' wages for the time 'we' are at court and the 32? Pound a day substitute just isn’t good enough.
If attending jury duty put 'us' in financial difficulty the justification "Jury service is one of the most important civic duties that anyone can be asked to perform." doesn’t assist 'us' when its time to pay the bills.
Just simplify the system. Government/employer 50/50 split