11th November 2020
The Government has now published guidance on the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – i.e. the furlough scheme – which was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, last week.
If you missed our initial article on the extension of the CJRS following Mr Sunak’s announcement, you can find it here.
To re-cap the main points:
The Government has published numerous pieces of updated guidance in the last 24 hours. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the following: ‘Check if you can claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’, ‘Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’, and ‘Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’.
The Government has provided examples of how to calculate employees’ wages and the amount employers can claim for flexibly furloughed employees here.
If you would like any advice or assistance please contact the employment team, details below.
Head of Employment & Immigration
Employment & Sport