Job Retention Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 8th April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Fink Lord Fink Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to issue advice on the steps needed to put employees into furlough.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton Minister of State (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was published on 26 March for both employers and employees. The guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme.

This is an unprecedented jobs retention scheme and the Government has been working hard over the last two weeks to set out further details on the scheme. The Government will continue to review the guidance and publish further updates if necessary.

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