As you'll have seen from our previous hot news, the Government issued details of the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) on Friday. The CJRS will close to new entrants from 30 June 2020 which means that the final date by which an employer can furlough an employee for the first time is 10 June 2020 (since the minimum period anyone can be furloughed for is three weeks).
Something else of note which may affect employers' plans is that although previously furloughed employees may be furloughed again after 30 June 2020, an employer will only be able to claim under the scheme for the maximum number of employees claimed for under any previous claim. So, where an employer has rotated employees on furlough, furloughing for example 10 employees at a time, that same employer will then only be able to furlough a maximum of that same number of employees, in this case 10, at any one time after 30 June 2020.
To read the factsheet click here.
Further details are expected on 12 June 2020.