Latest: CJRS extended until the end of April 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the furlough scheme for one month until the end of April next year. This means the government will continue to pay 80% of the wages of workers who have been furloughed.
The Chancellor also confirmed he would be extending the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes until the end of March.
The criteria for the scheme has remained unchanged.
- The government will continue to pay 80% of the salary of employees for hours not worked until the end of April.
- Employers will only be required to pay the wages, National Insurance (NI) contributions and pensions for hours worked, as well as NI contributions and pensions for hours not worked.
- The eligibility criteria for the UK-wide scheme will remain unchanged and these changes will continue to apply to all devolved administrations, the government said.
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