Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Important updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced important changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The scheme means that companies can 'furlough' staff if no work is available for them, or who would have been laid off during this crisis. The government will cover 80% of employees wages, up to £2,500 per month.

Today, the Chancellor has announced that the 'cut off' date for the Job Retention Scheme has been extended from 28th February, to 19th March. 

This means thousands of people who changed jobs between the end of February and the date the Job Retention Scheme was announced will now be eligible. 

As we face the challenges of coronavirus, this is clearly a very difficult time for our country. As your local MP, I am here to help in any way I can. My new coronavirus website is being updated almost daily with all the latest key information. You can find out more by visiting, or clicking the links below.