The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is the Government’s furlough scheme, which was first announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak back in March 2020. The furlough scheme was recently extended until April 2021, to help support businesses through the next stage of the pandemic.
Is furlough still 80 percent of wages?
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) pays 80 percent of an employee’s wages in its current format.
Through the scheme, the Government will pay 80 percent of an employee’s usual salary for hours not worked, capped at £2,500 per month.
Unlike when the scheme was first established, employers can now place staff on flexible furlough.
The Government website explains: “All employers with a UK, Isle of Man or Channel Island bank account and UK PAYE schemes can claim the grant.
“You do not need to have previously claimed for an employee before October 30, 2020 to claim.
“Employers can furlough employees for any amount of time and any work pattern, while still being able to claim the grant for the…