29th May 2020

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Update 29/05/2020

The Chancellor has this evening confirmed a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). As announced previously the scheme will run until 31 October 2020 but it has been confirmed that employers will in future be required to contribute towards the 80% furlough wage:

From 1 November, employers will be required to cover the cost of their employee wages in full as normal.

Flexible Furlough

The Government is also introducing a more flexible furlough scheme in July, with the ability to bring back employees on a part-time basis, whilst remaining on the furlough scheme.  Further details on this will be announced on 12 June.

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