The Chancellor has today announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended to the end of June 2020, beyond the original end date of 31st May 2020.

The revised end date is reflective of the rapidly changing situation Coronavirus presents and the decision to extend social distancing measures for an additional three weeks.

Government Announcement Here

Further Information

Due to the unprecedented nature of the Coronavirus pandemic, the guidance on how to adapt to its impact evolves daily and becomes out of date very quickly. We recommend that you keep checking to ensure you are following the most up to date guidance, particularly as there are still some unanswered questions about the CJRS. Further, in addition to the public guidance, there are always specific circumstances that individual employers must consider, such as a particular employee or employer arrangements or issues (contractual or otherwise). If in doubt, please take advice.

You can contact our specialist Employment team on 0161 941 4000 or via email.

We also recommend paying close attention to any new government guidance at and following our COVID-19 blog series.