Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Leave)
The Government has extended the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme
until 30 April 2021. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Furlough Leave Agreement (
available here )
and the Flexible Furlough Agreement Letter (
templates have been updated and are now available to use for the new
extended Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme announced by the
Chancellor on 5th November 2020.
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.
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 on the Coronavirus Job Retention
Scheme and Furlough Leave provide valuable information on what is required
to qualify for the Scheme, how to furlough staff and how furlough and
Part of the qualification process will require the employer to designate
affected employees as ‘furloughed workers’, and to notify employees of this
change. A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Furlough Leave Letter can be
used to explain an employer’s plan to furlough staff. The Coronavirus Job
Retention Scheme Furlough Leave Agreement can then be used to seek
employees’ agreement to the Company placing them on Furlough Leave.
At the end of each furlough period the employer should review the furlough
arrangements and there are additional template letters to cover an employee
returning to work or an extension to the furlough period.
A Guidance Note on Emergency Volunteering Leave is also available.
These Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Leave) Documents are part
of the Employment Documents Folder. Just £35.00 + VAT will provide you with
1 year's unlimited access to download all/any documents from the Employment