As part of the second national lockdown, announced on 31st October 2020, the Government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
Quick Roundup: Terms of the Extended CJRS
- Employees will continue to receive 80% of their usual pay for hours not worked. Up to a maximum cap of £2,500.
- Employers will retain the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work on a part time basis (flexible furlough). Or furlough them full time (full furlough).
- Employers will receive 80% back from the government and will only cover employers’ National Insurance and pension contributions for furloughed hours.
- There will be a short delay in payment whilst the government updates its systems. Payments will be in arrears for that period.
- Employees must be on the employers PAYE payroll by 23.59 on 30th October 2020.
- As under the current rules, employees can be on any type of contract. The employer is able to agree any working arrangements with them.
- Employers can choose to top up employees’ wages at their own expense if they wish, but they don’t have to do so.
Go here to the Gov.uk website – for more on the extended coronavirus job retention scheme
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