On 17 December 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 30 April 2021.
In what many may view as an indication that lockdown restrictions across the UK are likely to remain in place in one form or another until at the least spring 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 30 April 202.
In doing so, he also confirmed that the percentage the government pay will remain unchanged until the end of April 2021 meaning Employers will be able to claim 80% of employees’ wages, capped at £2,500 for hours not worked, but Employers will still pay the national insurance and employer pension contributions on employees’ furlough pay.
The COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and extension to the furlough scheme continue to present numerous and complex challenges for Employers.
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