On 12 May, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the CJRS scheme will be extended until the end of October. The scheme will continue in its current form until the end of July.
From 1 August to the end of October, they will introduce more flexibility so employers will be able to bring furloughed employees back to work part-time and contribute to paying employees’ wages while still receiving support from the scheme. More details at the end of May.
Guidance and support
In the meantime, more information is available online to help you apply – go to GOV.UK and search ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’.
Online guidance has recently been updated (14th May 2020):
The updated resources can be found on the following links:Check if your employer
can use the Coronavirus
Job Retention Scheme Check
you can put on furlough
to use the Coronavirus
Job Retention Scheme Work out
80% of your
employees’ wages Claim for wages
Job Retention Scheme Find examples
to help you
work out 80%
of your employees’ wages Claim for wage costs
through the Coronavirus
Job Retention Scheme Reporting employees payments
when claimed through
Job Retention Scheme