Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers can now access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off or made redundant during this crisis.
At present the scheme is open to all UK businesses and applies to all employees listed on your PAYE payroll as of 19th March 2020. Payments under the scheme will be backdated from 1st March 2020.
However, despite this scheme, some employers may find they are forced to consider longer team workplace reduction plans, particularly if the job retention scheme is not extended beyond the end of June.
HR Services Scotland have prepared a guide for employers detailing what is involved with redundancies relating to the furlough of employees under this scheme.
You can view this guide as a downloadable PDF at the link below:
If we can help you with any issues relating to furlough leave for employees, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our HR team at HR Services Scotland Ltd on 0800 6522610.