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New CJRS Direction Published

HM Treasury has published a new direction on The Coronavirus Act 2020. Each of the Treasury’s directions form the legal framework for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

This new direction extends the CJRS to 31 January 2021, sets out how it will operate between 1 November and 31 January and removes the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus.

You can read it in full here. It confirms key changes that have been made to the scheme:

  • That HMRC will publish details of employers who claim furlough including the employers name and an indication of the amount claimed.
  • Furlough agreements must be in place before the start of the relevant claim period. You can update existing furlough agreements.
  • Claims may not be made for any day that an employee is serving contractual or statutory notice between 1 December 2020 and 31 January 2021.

If you have any queries about the scheme or any other HR queries, please contact our employment team on 01228 552600 or 01524 548494.

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