Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended to April 2021

17 Dec 2020 Eamonn McKee    Last updated: 17 Dec 2020

The government announced on 17 December that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the UK's furlough scheme will be extended for an extra month until the end of April 2021 with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages – giving businesses and employees across the UK certainty into the New Year, the Chancellor announced today. The eligibility criteria for the UK-wide scheme will remain unchanged 

Mr Sunak also confirmed he would be extending the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes until the end of March.

These changes come ahead of the Budget, which the Chancellor has confirmed will take place on 3 March 2021. This will deliver the next phase of the plan to tackle the virus and protect jobs, so the extensions to the business loan and furlough schemes enable employers to plan with certainty and access support in the first few months of the New Year ahead of the further update on wider Covid-19 economic support.

 

CJRS support webinars:

HMRC are holding support webinars on the CJRS and flexible furloughing. The webinars provide an overview of the extension of the scheme, how employers will be affected, flexible furloughing, key dates and support available.

This live webinar is offered several times - select the date and time that works best for you.

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