Martin Searle Solicitors - Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Planning Ahead for your Business
Published: 22 Jun 2020
From 1 July 2020, employers can bring their furloughed employees back to work. This can cover any amount of working hours and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grant. For example, full-time employees returning to work 1 day a week, will be paid in full by their employer, with the employer continuing to claim 80% of the employee’s wage costs through the furlough scheme, for the remaining 4 days.
Previously, furloughed employees could not carry out any work for their employer, although perversely they could go and work for another employer.
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