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06 Nov 2020

Extending the extension: Furlough scheme to continue until 31 March 2021

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On 5 November 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) will remain open until 31 March 2021 (rather than closing on 2 December 2020 as had previously been announced). More guidance is due to be published on 10 November 2020 and we’ll keep you updated. 

In the meantime, we set out the key facts below including the important point that if you want to claim for the CJRS retrospectively from 1 November 2020, you need to get your written agreements with employees in place by 13 November 2020.

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