CJRS extension

02 - 11 - 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) or ‘furlough scheme’ is set to be extended following the announcements made by Boris Johnson on Saturday. Assuming the lockdown goes ahead in England from Thursday, the CJRS will now run until the end of November 2020.


Employers using the scheme in November will be able to claim the full 80% of wages but will need to pay any Employer’s NI and Employer minimum pension contributions. This would make the scheme equivalent to the levels paid in August 2020 rather than the reduced levels in September and October.


It looks like employees furloughed in November 2020 will not have to have been furloughed previously in order to be eligible for the scheme. This means that some clients who missed out previously may be able to use the scheme in this additional month. I believe employees will need to have been on the employer’s payroll on or before 30 October 2020 in order to be eligible to use the scheme.


The Job Support Scheme, which was also recently amended, will now be delayed until the end of the extended furlough scheme.


These details may be subject to change and we will update clients fully on both the CJRS and Job Support Scheme in due course.






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