10 June: One week to go before the furlough scheme closes to new entrants

4th June 2020

10 June: One week to go before the furlough scheme closes to new entrants

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We wrote about the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in brief on 31st May, after the Chancellor announced the changes to the scheme (see the link here).

As part of the announcement, the CJRS in its current form will come to an end on 30th June with an amended scheme running to the end of October. It is important to note that the CJRS will be closed to any new entrants from 30th June 2020. Employers will be able to continue furloughing employees already furloughed by that date but no new employees can be added to the scheme.

The minimum period of furlough is three weeks, which means that if you have an employee that you are thinking about furloughing for the first time, for example, because you would like to benefit from part time furlough in respect of them from 1 July onwards, then they must be furloughed by no later than 10th June, to meet the cut-off date of 30th June.

For more specific information or to discuss your requirements please call either Amanda Galashan or Julie Calleux at Employease on 03339398741, or email us at info@employease.co.uk. This note does not constitute legal advice on any particular situation you may have.

Copyright: Employease 2020

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