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.
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.
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:
On 11 May 2020 the Government published “Our Plan to Rebuild: the UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy” (the Recovery Strategy). The Recovery Strategy sets out the Government’s roadmap for a phased exit from the lockdown restrictions in England.
Following publication of its COVID-19 Recovery Strategy, the Government has published COVID-19 Secure Guidelines setting out the health and safety measures to be adopted in different types of workplaces. In this briefing, we highlight the core objectives for office-based employers.