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Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March

The Government has announced that thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020. Under the scheme, employers can claim a grant covering 80% of the wages for a furloughed employee, subject to a cap of £2,500 a month. Employers can claim for furloughed employees that were employed and on their PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020.
Category: Employment Keyword(s): Furlough; Coronavirus. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: Treasury.

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