HMRC Update on Furlough Scheme & Notice Periods

The confusion and concern created by Paragraph 2.2 of the third iteration of the Treasury direction, which stated that a claim should only be made where the payment will be used to continue employment, has hopefully been alleviated by HMRC after this morning’s update to the guidance. Background We recently highlighted that the third Treasury direction appeared to

CJRS: Claiming for Employees Serving Their Notice

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Although the CJRS has now been extended to 31 October 2020, the government has made it clear that it will expect employers to make a financial contribution towards furloughed employees’ furlough pay from 1 August 2020. Furloughing employees beyond that date will therefore come at a cost to employers and many are considering whether they can afford to retain