Extended Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme
Updated Furlough and Flexible Furlough Agreements
On 5 November, the Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention
(Furlough) Scheme will be extended to 31 March 2021.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Furlough Leave Agreement, Flexible
Furlough Agreement Letter,
Directors' Furlough templates
Guidance Notes on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furlough
are now available and can be used for the extended Coronavirus Job
Retention (Furlough) Scheme.
Staff may be designated (with their agreement) as a "furloughed worker” and
the Company can continue to pay them through funding from the Government's
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In order to be eligible for the
extended CJRS, employees must have been on the payroll on, or before, 30
October 2020. Employees cannot work for the employer while on furlough
leave. The Government will reimburse 80% of the wage cost of furloughed
employees up to a cap of £2500 per month. Employers can, but are not
required to, make up the 20%.
Employers cannot claim for pension contributions or employer NICs from the
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Agreement for Furlough Leave should
be used to seek employees’ agreement to the Company placing, or retaining,
them on Furlough Leave. The Flexible Furlough Agreement Letter should be used by
employers to seek the agreement of employees to work reduced hours under
the Flexible Furlough Scheme.
The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not
constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in
relation to any specific legal matter.
The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute
legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific