CJRS New Guidance
As most MILS' clients are aware, late Thursday evening (only four days late), the Government published some further guidance on the CJRS extension. As widely announced in the press, the scheme is being extended until 31 March 2021.
The Government policy paper can be found on this link.
For those of you who have been raising queries, it answers some of the questions (further full guidance is expected on 10 November).
It is only short, so worth a full read, three points especially worth noting are as follows:
- Employees can be furloughed if they are shielding in line with public health guidance (still discretionary for the employer).
- Employees who were employed on the payroll on 23 September 2020 and who were made redundant or stopped working for an employer after 23 September 2020 can be re-employed and the CJRS utilised (note, still discretionary for the employer).
- Guidance is given on the terms of a further furlough written agreement. Note also that employers can furlough with effect from 1 November 2020, if they were not able to get an agreement in place before this. However, such a retrospective agreement has to be in place by the end of Friday 13 November 2020.
When the full guidance is received, we will forward that on to you in another Bulletin (hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday, depending on the time it is published).
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