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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 27th April 2020.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department has issued on (a) discretionary and (b) non-discretionary commission to organisations that are furloughing staff through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Employers can claim for any regular payments they are obliged to pay their employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This includes wages, past overtime, fees and compulsory commission payments. However, discretionary bonus (including tips and tronc) and commission payments and non-cash payments should be excluded. Full guidance can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/work-out-80-of-your-employees-wages-to-claim-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

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