Further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the CJRS will be extended from the end of March 2021, until the end of April 2021, and that the Government will continue to contribute 80% towards wages until that point.
Speaking yesterday, the Chancellor said:
“Our package of support for businesses and workers continues to be one of the most generous and effective in the world – helping our economy to recover and protecting livelihoods across the country.
“We know the premium businesses place on certainty, so it is right that we enable businesses to plan ahead regardless of the path the virus takes, which is why we’re providing certainty and clarity by extending this support, as well as implementing our Plan for Jobs.”
So far, the CJRS has seen 9.6 million jobs furloughed across over one million businesses, since it was introduced in March 2020.
The eligibility criteria for the scheme remains unchanged.
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