Furlough Scheme Ends 30th September
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) closes on 30 September so you’ll need to think about the next steps for your employees and your business.
What should I do when the scheme closes?
You’ll need to:
- bring your employees back to work on their agreed terms and conditions
- agree any changes to their terms and conditions with them, or
- consider ending their employment.
When making decisions about how and when to end furlough arrangements, equality and discrimination laws will apply in the usual way.
When is my last claim for the CJRS?
The last day that you will be able to claim for is 30 September. Final claims for September must be submitted by Thursday 14 October.
Can I claim CJRS for employees on notice periods?
You cannot claim CJRS grants for any days your employee is serving a contractual or statutory notice period, including notice of retirement, resignation or redundancy.
What support is available for my employees if I’m unable to bring them back to work?
There’s UK Government support available for your employees through the JobHelp website, offering a range of support, training and advice, to help people find their next opportunity. This includes the Kickstart scheme and other Plan for Jobs support measures, along with advice on learning new skills and sectors which are recruiting.
Normal redundancy rules and protections apply to furloughed employees.
What support is available to help my business grow after the CJRS has closed?
If you’re looking to grow your business, the UK Government Help to Grow scheme offers management and digital programmes to help you learn new skills and reach more customers.
If you’re considering taking on new employees, there’s a range of UK Government support available to help your business, including placements, apprenticeships and training opportunities. Click here for more information.
We would always recommend clients seek professional HR advice when it comes to staffing matters to protect both themselves and the staff member(s) involved. If you are unsure where to turn, please let us know and we will be happy to recommend someone.
MATCH is working hard to keep on top of all the latest news and government support so, as always, feel free to get in touch if you have any queries and we’ll be happy to help.
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