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The UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced on 29th May 2020 details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) with several adjustments made to the system. The chancellor has announced that the scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June, from this point onwards, you will only be able to furlough employees that you have furloughed for a full three-week period prior to 30 June. This means that the final date that you can furlough an employee for the first time will be 10 June for the current three-week furlough period to be completed by 30 June. Employers will have until 31 July to make any claims in respect of the period to 30 June.
Key details for the period 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020: