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    Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - qualification date change

    Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - qualification date change

    We bring to you news of a fourth update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

    The main change, which is an important one, is that the date an employee has to be on an employer's payroll in order to qualify under the CJRS, has changed from 28 February 2020 to 19 March 2020. The employee must have also been notified to HMRC on an RTI submission on or before 19 March 2020.

    This means that employees who recently left their employment and may otherwise have fallen outside the scope of CJRS, may now qualify via their new employer.

    The link to the full updated HMRC guidance is here.

    We are keeping a set of CJRS FAQs updated on our website which will be updated with this information shortly. If you haven't already seen them, then please click here.

    As always, if you have any questions about CJRS, or furloughing employees, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our Employment Law Team.

    In the meantime, we hope you are all keeping safe and well!

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