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Furlough – November 2020 – What we know so far…

  • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), remains available to businesses as of 1 November and will be open until December.

  • The Government will pay 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500.

  • Flexible furloughing is allowed as well as full-time furloughing.

  • The Job Support Scheme, which was scheduled to come into effect on 1 November, has been postponed until the CJRS ends.

  • Neither the employer nor the employee needs to have previously used the CJRS.

  • The scheme is available in respect of employees who were on the employer’s PAYE payroll by 23:59 on 30 October 2020.

  • Employers need to report and claim for a minimum period of seven consecutive calendar days.

  • Employers will pay employer NICs and pension contributions and should continue to pay the employee for hours worked in the normal way.

  • The Government states that there will be no gap in eligibility for support between the previously announced end-date of CJRS and this extension.

For more information please contact the Employment Team on [email protected]