Bonus for retaining furloughed workers

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Following a seemingly endless stream of redundancy warnings in recent weeks, The Chancellor today announced an incentive for companies to bring employees back from furlough rather than make them redundant. Companies will receive £1000 for each employee that returns to work and remains employed until at least January 2021. Workers will need to be paid an average of at least £520 each month to qualify.

Details are yet to be published on how and when this bonus will be paid, so we’ll update this news when more information emerges.

You can find out more on our Job Retention Scheme Helpsheet but if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will assist you.

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Job Retention scheme FAQs

We thought it would be helpful to provide a list of some of the FAQs we have received, along with our responses. We will update these as and when new details emerge. Read more…

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