On Friday 20th March 2020, the Government announced details about their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) where the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, told businesses that the Government will reimburse employers for 80% of “furloughed” workers wage costs, to a cap of £2,500 per month. Originally available until 31st May 2020, the scheme was extended to the end of June 2020 on 17th April.
Since it's initial publication on 26th March, the information available has so far been updated on the 4th, 9th, 15th and 17th April on the Gov.uk website, leaving employers confused and asking for further information and clarification around the scheme, the portal for which is expected to be launched on 20th April from HMRC. Questions employers are currently asking include:
For the most up to date answers to all of the above questions, or to submit your own employer/employee question, please email me at email@example.com and I will forward you my complimentary FAQ sheet.
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If you require any clarification or have questions about employment contracts, furloughs, lay-offs, sick pay, redundancies or how I might otherwise help support your business to stay afloat at this unprecedented time, please get in touch. I am able to hold meetings via video or telephone conferencing and can and will continue to accommodate face-to-face meetings where necessary and/or appropriate, in line with increased hygiene measures and Government advice to reduce the risk of catching and spreading the virus. It is important to maintain a common sense and informed approach in these troubling times. Stay well.
Emma Morris Director
Embrace HR (Consultancy) Ltd