Job Retention Scheme – deciding when to act

January 6, 2020

Last updated: 31th March 2020 15:45

Many employers will be considering whether and if so when to take advantage of the Job Retention Scheme announced by the Government on 23 March 2020.

The main points of the Scheme are

For some businesses the need to access the Scheme is now.  If so, the immediate requirement is to obtain the employee’s consent to furlough.  If this cannot be obtained, then redundancy may be the only answer and this should be made clear to the employee when seeking consent.

For those businesses that may want to consider this in future though there is no immediate need there is much to be said for

As and when the time comes the employee should

Matters employers will want to consider are

Effective communication with your employees will be key here.  Our specialist employee communications team are working with our employment and tax lawyers to provide a customized suite of documentation to guide you through this process.  

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