The COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme from 1 July 2020 onwards – a guide for employers

This is BDBF’s guide to how the second phase of the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) will operate between 1 July 2020 and 31 October 2020.

Black livelihoods matter

Black livelihoods matter

At a time when racial inequality is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, new figures revealing the continuing underrepresentation of black people in senior positions in the UK…

Flexible furloughing begins on 1 July 2020 – key points to note

Flexible furloughing begins on 1 July 2020 – key points to note

The second phase of the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) begins on 1 July 2020 and will allow employers to bring furloughed employees back to work on a part-time basis.  The Government contributions to the wage costs of furloughed employees will also gradually decrease until the Scheme closes on 31 October 2020. 

Reforms to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced

Reforms to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced

On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) will change between 1 July 2020 and 31 October 2020 when the Scheme will close. There are three key changes: