Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. The scheme is intended to apply to employers who cannot cover staff costs due to COVID-19.
At present the scheme is open to all UK businesses and applies to all employees listed on your PAYE payroll as of 28th February 2020, but the ability to furlough employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be in operation from the end of April.
HR Services Scotland have prepared a guide for employers detailing what is involved with the furlough of employees under this scheme.
If we can help you with any issues relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team at HR Services Scotland Ltd on 0800 6522610.