Category Archives: Job Retention Scheme

Furlough Scheme Extended

The Chancellor has announced a further extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The scheme is being extended by a month until the end of April 2021. If you have any queries about the scheme please contact us. If you know anyone who may benefit from our newsletters and updates, please feel free to forward…

Claim your “furlough” grant by 14th

We now have further details of the operation of the extension of CJRS “furlough” that will apply from 1 November 2020 through to the end of March 2021. The government support will initially be at the rate of 80% of an employee’s reference pay for hours they are furloughed, subject to a maximum of £2,500…

Detailed guidance is now available for the extension of the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme (CJRS)

Changes were made late Friday afternoon to scheme, meaning that you will no longer be able to claim furlough from 1 December 2020 for any days when an employee is serving statutory or contractual notice, including resignation and retirement. It is however still possible to claim furlough for statutory notice periods up to 1 December…

Today’s announcement by the Chancellor – further support for businesses during the winter and during lockdown

Further announcements were made today in the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to provide further support to businesses throughout the winter and during lockdown: Furlough scheme extended until the end of March 2021 – The scheme will pay 80% of an employee’s wages up to a maximum of £2,500…

Furlough scheme EXTENDED and other further support announced

Over the weekend it was announced that England will be plunged into another lockdown, though with a few less restrictions than the first. Many businesses are being ordered to close including: Non-essential retail Hospitality Indoor and outdoor leisure and sports facilities Entertainment venues Personal care facilities Places of worship (except for some exemptions such as…

Further details announced about the Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme announced as part of the winter economy plan is already being changed significantly before its implementation on 1 November 2020. This document provides a summary of the most relevant and important points of the coronavirus Job Support Scheme Open (businesses that are operating but facing decreased demand). We will publish further…

Yesterday’s announcements by the Chancellor

Yesterday’s announcements by the Chancellor of the exchequer saw changes introduced to the Job support scheme and the extension to the self-employed income support scheme. Both schemes were announced as part of  the Winter economy plan in September and major changes are now being made to the schemes before even the first claims are able…

New Job Support Scheme and further cash grants

Job Support Scheme Further announcements were made on Friday extending the Job Support Scheme to businesses that are required to close due to Covid restrictions. The expansion of the scheme will see the government pay two thirds of employees’ salaries, to businesses that are legally required to close their premises. The two thirds is restricted to…

Job Retention Bonus

This scheme was announced in July and will see employers receive a one-off bonus of £1,000 for every employee that they made a claim under the coronavirus job retention scheme, who remains continuously employed to the end of January 2021. There are conditions to the grant, each employee must earn at least £1,560 for the…

The Job Support Scheme – what we know so far

The job support scheme will be available from 1 November for 6 months, and you will be able to claim this grant as well as the coronavirus job retention bonus (relating to those employees retained who were on furlough), so long as you meet the qualifying conditions for both. The job support scheme will allow…