Extension of Furlough scheme announced
The Government announced on 5 November 2020 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS, or furlough scheme) would be extended until 31 March 2021. However, it was further announced on 17 December 2020 that the extension will now be until 30 April 2021. For further detail, see our separate post here.
The Job Support Scheme (JSS), which was due to commence on 1 November 2020, has been postponed due to the extension of the furlough scheme. Guidance on the JSS was published on 30 October 2020, but this was marked as withdrawn on 1 November 2020.
The Job Retention Bonus (JRB), which aimed to encourage employers to keep employees employed until January, has been withdrawn as a result of the extension of the furlough scheme.
Originally posted 04 November 2020. Updated 23 December 2020.
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