Covid-19 How do I cover wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

The Government have now released further details on the Furlough scheme.

Furloughing is optional and the key points have been summarised below.

Any UK organisation with employees can apply, including, businesses, charities and public authorities.

You cannot Furlough any worker that has started with you after 28th February 2020.

Once a worker is Furloughed, they cannot work for you whilst they are furloughed, this has to be a minimum 3-week period.

The government expects to have the system up and running by the end of April.

To be eligible for the subsidy employers should write to their employee confirming that they have been furloughed and keep a record of this communication.

If an employee is working, but on reduced hours, or for reduced pay, they will not be eligible for this scheme.

Full details and further guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme can be found on the government using the button below.


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