Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) allows employers to designate employees as ‘furloughed’ (subject to the employee's written agreement) and as such qualifies them to claim back up to 80% of the furloughed employee’s gross salary up to a maximum of £2,500 pcm.

Full details of the scheme

(Please note that this is guidance aimed at employers, please check with the CSP if your particular query is not covered or you are unsure).

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘the CJRS’ or the ‘furlough’ scheme) was established by the government in March 2020 to refund a proportion of wages to employers who decided to furlough staff rather than make them redundant.

The CJRS has been through multiple iterations and rule amendments during its existence, so any advice on its operation will need to take account of the rules which were in place at the relevant time.

It is therefore recommended that members seeking advice, current or retrospective, on the operation of the CJRS do so via the usual CSP enquiries route, providing as much information as possible, including all relevant dates, in order to ensure we are able to provide accurate advice in each individual case.

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