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Employee / Salary Support

JOB RETENTION SCHEME

The UK Government (05 Nov) has extended the CJRS until the end of April for all parts of the UK. The policy will be reviewed in January to decide whether economic circumstances are improving enough to ask employers to contribute more. The Job Support Scheme is postponed.

  • Eligible employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
  • HMRC will publish details of employers who make claims from December onwards under the extended scheme.

Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

The UK Government has confirmed (9 June) that people on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the UK government’s furlough scheme even after 10 June cut-off date. This will only apply where they work for an employer who has previously furloughed employees. This applies to people on adoption leave, shared parental leave, and parental bereavement leave.

Job Support Scheme FAQs


UK Government
Statutory Sick Pay - Employer

This refund will cover up to 2 weeks’ SSP per eligible employee who has been off work because of COVID-19.  Employers with fewer than 250 employees will be eligible - the size of an employer will be determined by the number of people they employed as of 28 February 2020. Employers will be able to reclaim expenditure for any employee who has claimed SSP(according to the new eligibility criteria) as a result of COVID-19 

To access the scheme:

  • Employers should maintain records of staff absences and payments of SSP, but employees will not need to provide a GP fit note
  • Eligible period for the scheme will commence the day after the regulations on the extension of Statutory Sick Pay to those staying at home comes into force
  • The government will work with employers over the coming months to set up the repayment mechanism for employers as soon as possible 


UK Government
Statutory Sick Pay – Employee [LIVE]

Statutory Sick Pay will be paid from day 1 instead of day 4 for those affected by coronavirus. 

To access the scheme:

  • If you have COVID-19 or are advised to stay at home, you can get an ‘isolation note’ by visiting NHS 111 online, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a ‘fit note’ (sometimes called a ‘sick note’) after 7 days of sickness absence.

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