7th April 2020
The updates are peppered throughout the original guidance, so it is recommended to read it in its entirety. Some of the key points to be clarified are as follows:
What you can claim
New jobs and furlough
Unfortunately there are still some unanswered questions, particularly whether employees can take annual leave when furloughed and, if so, what they should be paid and whether that is reclaimable as ‘wage costs’ within the scheme.
Please note: Nothing in this article constitutes legal advice and we are not liable for any reliance on the information provided. This is a rapidly changing subject, and whilst correct at the time of writing, circumstances may have changed since publication. Please refer to Gov.uk for up-to-date advice on the Government’s response to this issue.
To find out more about anything covered in this article, or to discuss the potential impact of COVID-19 on your business, please contact Kerrie Hunt or another member of Thrings’ Employment and Immigration team.