Job Retention Scheme Extended

Government extends Furlough to March and increases self-employed support

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Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of the furlough scheme into Spring 2021.

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will now run until the end of March with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked.

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Similarly, support for millions more workers through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be increased, with the third grant covering November to January calculated at 80% of average trading profits, up to a maximum of £7,500.

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