The PM has announced that, in line with the new National Lockdown announced on the 31st October, Furlough arrangements through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended “until December”.  Under the extended scheme, workers in any part of the UK who will be paid at least 80% of their salary up to £2,500 a month.  The flexibility of the current CJRS will be retained to allow employees to continue to work where they can.

Employers small or large, charitable or non-profit are eligible and because more businesses will need to close, they will now be asked to pay just National Insurance and Pensions contributions for their staff during the month of November – making this more generous than support currently on offer.

The proposed Job Support Scheme will not be introduced until after Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends.

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