The Treasury has now published a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Treasury Direction in relation to the extended scheme. The Direction confirms that:
- Employers cannot claim for any day that an employee is serving notice on or after 1 December 2020. The updated guidance confirms that this covers both contractual and statutory notice and that the reason for the notice is irrelevant, e.g. redundancy or resignation. Full advice should therefore be taken if you are considering rehiring employees or potential redundancies; and
- HMRC will publish information about CJRS claims on gov.uk or by such other means as HMRC considers appropriate. This includes the employer’s name and the amount claimed (or a ‘reasonable’ indication of the amount claimed). An exception may be made if employers can show that this would expose their workforce to “serious risk of violence or intimidation”.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team with any questions and for assistance with the extended furlough scheme.
We are also very busy advising in respect of our fixed fee Covid-19 policy and redundancies and changing terms and conditions of employment. Please give us a call if we can help your business.