Furlough until 30 April 2021

18 December 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS, aka the Furlough Scheme) will run until 30 April 2021. This is one month longer than was previously expected.

It was also announced that the government contributions towards the wages of those on furlough would not be reduced from the 80% rate. The CJRS provides 80% of an employee’s usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.

If you have any questions concerning the CJRS or its implementation, then please contact our team.