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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Coronavirus: Updated briefing: UK job retention scheme, remuneration and employees

9 April 2020

As part of its measures to help UK employers, the UK government announced the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in March to help alleviate pressure on payroll costs. Under the CJRS, all UK employers can access UK government support to continue paying part of their wage costs for individuals who are 'furloughed'.  Additional guidance was published by the UK government on 26 March 2020 and 4 April 2020, bringing some further clarity, but a number of areas of uncertainty remain.

This briefing provides an update on how the CJRS operates following the 4 April guidance.

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