Flexi-Furlough – Get ready for changes to the Job Retention Scheme
After must speculation in the media last week, the Chancellor did not ask employers to make a 20% contribution to the wages of its furloughed employees’ from August 2020; however, there are some changes to the Job Retention Scheme which employers will need to consider – including the introduction of “flexi-furlough” as Emma O’Connor, Head of Training, reports...
Since the employer’s guidance from HMRC on the Job Retention Scheme was first published on 26 March 2020 it has gone through five revisions, the most recent update being on the 20 April 2020 (the previous revision had only taken place three days previously on 17 April 2020).
Updated - Employer Guide to Job Retention Scheme (04 April 2020)
The speed with which the Coronavirus has changed the way we live and work is unprecedented. There is, as a result much we do not know about the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) but it continues to be updated.