The Coronavirus Job Retention scheme will be extended for four months until the end of October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.
The scheme will be extended, in full, until the end of July. After July the Government will introduce more flexibility to the scheme, allowing employers to move out of it in a measured way that protects people’s incomes and helps support furloughed employees as they return to work. This will run for three months from August through to the end of October.
During this period, employers currently using the scheme will have more flexibility to bring their furloughed employees back to work part time, contributing more to paying employees’ wages while still receiving support from the scheme. These measures will continue across all regions and sectors in the UK economy and the Government will outline more details of how this will work by the end of May.
Further information and support is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme
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