Guidance published earlier this week by the government in relation to the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) alluded to a change in the rules in relation to those employees who are placed on furlough during their statutory or contractual notice periods.
The guidance has now been formally amended and states:
“For claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, you cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the furloughed employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period for the employer (this includes people serving notice of retirement or resignation). If an employee subsequently starts a contractual or statutory notice period on a day covered by a previously submitted claim, you will need to make an adjustment.”
The guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-which-employees-you-can-put-on-furlough-to-use-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme
The Scheme has been extended to 31 March 2021.
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