COVID – 19 – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Published: Friday March 27 2020 by Paul Ashworth

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On Friday 20th March 2020, the government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme pursuant to which HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the wage costs of “furloughed” workers. This guidance was updated on the 26th of March to include agency workers.

We are awaiting further clarification at this stage from the government / HMRC  in light of the complexities of implementation for agency workers.

Please be rest assured if you are eligible for the scheme you will receive your entitlement.

We are receiving a high volume of calls and emails to branches in relation to the update and have reduced our workforce due to the closure of schools, however, please be assured we will contact you as soon as we have further clarification.