COVID19: Proposed changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Latest COVID19 Job Retention Scheme CJRS proposed changes – announced 29 May 2020 – The Chancellor has announced the government’s plans to change the CJRS which will now be re-engineered to support businesses sending staff back to work. Employers will be able to put staff on part-time furlough, claiming the CJRS grant for a portion of their salary.

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COVID19: Furloughing period extended to 30 June 2020

The government have confirmed today that they are extending the period that employees can be furloughed to the end of June. The chancellor has also stated that this period could be extended further. If the lock down restrictions are lifted at the end of May this would allow some businesses to start trading by un-furloughing some staff whilst keeping others on  furlough and have a couple of months of trading before salaries are to be met in full or other action taken. Alternatively, it may be an indication of the lock down period being extended once again.  

Please also remember that the HMRC portal goes live on Monday

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