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11.03.2021

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In the Spring Budget on 3 March 2021, the Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) would be extended until 30 September 2021. We refer to this as the ‘Extended CJRS’. 

Under the Extended CJRS, the Government covers the cost of 80% of employees’ pay (up to the applicable cap) for non-worked hours, i.e. their furlough pay, with employers having to cover only the employer National Insurance and employer pension contributions. The level of Government support provided under the Extended CJRS will remain the same until 30 June 2021. However, over the summer months there is expected to be a gradual tapering down of the amount that the Government will pay, to 70% of employees’ pay for furloughed hours in July and 60% in August and September, with employers being expected to make up the difference so that employees continue to receive 80% of their pay (subject to the applicable cap) for their furloughed hours. 

Make UK has prepared the following template letters for employers to use when seeking employees’ agreement to full or flexible furlough under the Extended CJRS:

  • Extended CJRS full furlough letter – to place an employee on full furlough
  • Extended CJRS flexible furlough letter – to place an employee on flexible furlough

In addition, we have prepared a template letter to provide an update to employees who are already on full or flexible furlough in view of the continuation of the Extended CJRS to 30 September 2021:

  • Extended CJRS furlough update letter – to inform an employee who is currently on full or flexible furlough about how the continuation of the Extended CJRS to 30 September 2021 will affect their own furlough arrangements

We have also prepared template letters for employers to use to recall employees from full or flexible furlough under the Extended CJRS:

  • Return from full furlough under the Extended CJRS letter – to recall an employee on full furlough to return to their normal working hours
  • Return from flexible furlough under the Extended CJRS letter – to recall an employee on flexible furlough to return to their normal working hours 

For further information on the Extended CJRS please see our FAQs on Furlough under the Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. 

Members can click here to download the above templates.

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