Further change to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Further to our previous post, yesterday (05/11/2020) Rishi Sunak announced a further change to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the Furlough Scheme.

The key points to note are:

  • The scheme will now remain in place until 31 March 2021 to ‘give businesses security through the winter’. It was first announced that this was only a temporary extension to 30 November before being replaced by the Job Support Scheme (as detailed below).
  • Initially, the rates of support provided will be as indicated in our email below.
  • The scheme will then be reviewed in January and the government will decide whether economic circumstances have improved enough for employers to contribute more.
  • Full guidance will be released on 10 November.

Of course, the new Job Support Scheme was due to cover the period 1 November to 31 March, therefore it remains to be seen whether this will be introduced after March or at all.

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