Covid-19 - Update on Government Support - The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Added 3 November 2020 

This has been extended until December.  This was due to end 31 October.  The Grant will ensure employees receive 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Businesses will have flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work on a part time basis or furlough them full-time, employers will be asked to cover National Insurance and employer pension contributions.

As with the current CJRS, employers are still able to choose to top up employee wages above the scheme grant at their own expense if they wish.

The Government will confirm shortly when claims can first be made in respect of employee wage costs during November, but there will be no gap in eligibility for support between the previously announced end-date of CJRS and this extension.

The Job Support Scheme (JSS), which was schedule to come in on Sunday 1 November, has been postponed until the furlough scheme ends.

Details of the CJRS can be found here:

Take care, stay safe.