Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Guidance Notes on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furlough LeaveUpdated


The Chancellor announced a range of support measures for employers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including grants available under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

These guidance notes provide information on how to qualify for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the type of support that the scheme supplies. The scheme is intended to support employers to continue paying employees who would otherwise be made redundant or put on an unpaid period of lay-off during this crisis.

The guidance notes also explain what Furlough Leave is and look at some of the key issues to consider when you want to put employees on furlough leave. Information on how redundancy and furlough relate is also available.

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