01 / 04 / 2020

Many of our readers will have heard of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) which allows employers (in certain circumstances) to “furlough” employees whilst claiming a financial grant from HMRC.  This isn’t a term that we are used to using in English employment law and so it has prompted lots of questions from employers keen to strike a balance between protecting their employees and also their business.

We’ve been guiding a number of clients through this area and set out below is a summary of some of the key points and frequently asked questions. 

Please note that this is a rapidly evolving situation and there are still outstanding issues which are yet to be clarified. However, we hope that the note below assists you with some of the practical queries which you may face in implementing the Scheme. Should you require any further assistance, please do get in touch.

Please click here to read the the summary.