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Tag: Furlough Scheme


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. 


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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