With the extension of the CJRS to the end of September came the news that from 1st May 2021 more employees could potentially be eligible for the scheme.
Yesterday 27 January 2021 we issued information on the new Treasury Direction (now number 6) regarding the extension of the CJRS to 30 April 2021.
The HM Treasury has issued a new Direction following a few amendments.
The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021 with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages.
Not only are we in lockdown again, the weather was atrocious over the weekend and Friday 13 came and went, but not before The Treasury updated their guidance on the CJRS and issued a further Treasury Direction on Friday evening.
Following the announcement of the extended CJRS scheme at the end of October, it was confirmed that there would be a further update issued on the 10 November. HMRC last night issued the revised guidance on the CJRS scheme which apply from 1 November.
No sooner had we just got ahead on the extension to the coronavirus job retention scheme announced on Saturday night, the scheme has just been announced to be extended to 31 March 2021.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is to be extended until at least 2 December 2020, and the Job Support Scheme is now postponed until the Government advises.
Please see article below regarding the £1,000 job retention bonus scheme and the eligibility criteria to enable you to make a claim. Source Gov.UK on behalf of HMRC.
Another week and further updates both on the track and trace and furlough which you may find useful in your planning and decision making in relation to return to work for your employees.