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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

June 01, 2020 by Sian Kelly

On Friday 29th May, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Here is a summary of the three major updates you need to know about:

1.  As of August, you must contribute to furloughed employees’ wage costs. The level of contribution will increase each month until the scheme closes in October.

2.  The current furlough scheme will close to new entrants on the 30th of June. If you want to put any new employees on furlough, you must do so by the 10th of June.

3.  A new flexible furlough scheme will launch from the 1st of July. You can bring furloughed employees back on part-time hours and claim for the time your employees are not at work, to a set limit.

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