Thousands more employees able to receive support through Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
The eligibility cut-off date for the CJRS has been extended to 19 March 2020, the government has announced. Previously the cut-off date meant that individuals had to be employed on 28 February, meaning that employees who started work after that date could not get access to the furlough scheme brought in to cover 80% of wages (capped at £2500 a month) during coronavirus. The government said the deadline extension - to the day before the scheme was announced - will allow more than 200,000 individuals...
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