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Employment

Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) as announced on 5 November 2020

The Chancellor has extended the extended furlough scheme which will now remain in force until 31 March 2021 and will be reviewed in January. Individuals on furlough, whether full-time furlough or flexible furlough receive 80% of wages capped at £2,500. The pay cap is proportionate to hours not worked so if you are absent four days out of five the cap is £2,000, three days out of five £1,500.

Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – How to Claim

Rishi Sunak signed off the treasury direction to HMRC on 1 October 2020. Find out how to claim under the JRBS.

Employment

Furlough Scheme Update

Here below please find a summary of the Chancellor's recent notification (29th May) highlighting revisions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) aka “Furlough”. From 1 July 2020, businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part-time. Individual organisations will need to decide the hours and shift patterns their employees will work. The employers will be responsible for paying their wages while in work.

Employment

There is only one F in Furlough

A day will come when we will not speak of Furlough.  Sadly that day is not today. There was a Treasury Direction to HMRC on 15 April followed by yet another update to Government Guidance on the Job Retention Scheme on 17 April. 

Employment

Treasury Direction to HMRC regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Yesterday (15th April 2020) the Treasury issued a Direction to HMRC regarding operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) under the auspices of the Coronavirus Act 2020. The Direction (perhaps) gives us the final guidance on how the scheme will operate and any changes are likely to be minimal (we hope).

Employment

Furlough, Risks, Pitfalls and Sanctions

In today’s vlog, Robert Gibson talks about enforcement in the context of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Online Portal to go live on 20th April 2020

The Parliamentary Select Committee made an announcement yesterday (Wednesday 8th April 2020) that HMRC’s online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will open on 20th April 2020 with a view to the first payments being made to employer’s on 30th April 2020. Please do ensure that your online PAYE is functioning and up to date.

Employment

Furlough Agreements

Picture the scenario, the staff called together, and the MD says I’m terribly sorry, we’re going to have to close the business due to the CO-VID 19 pandemic but the good news is we can pay you 80% of your salary as we can reclaim the cost under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The HR manager sends out a letter to staff confirming what the MD said. The letter may or may not offer a right of appeal. Are the staff truly on furlough leave? Can the company recoup 80% of their wages (up to £2,500 each)?

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