Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

Posted on: November 2nd, 2020 by EditorM
  • In England, there will be a lockdown from Thursday 5 November 2020 requiring the closure of some businesses, including all non-essential retail and hospitality
  • The Job Support Scheme, which was meant to start yesterday, will be postponed
  • The Job Retention Scheme, which was meant to close on Saturday, will now be extended until December which means employees can continue on furlough.
  • The extension allows both full and flexible furlough.
  • Employers/employees do not need to have used furlough/been furloughed before to use it now
  • Employees who started (and had been paid at least once) by 30 October can be furloughed

Further details can be found here

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