Coronavirus - support for businesses and employers
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
All employers can access support to help them continue paying salaries of employees who would otherwise have been laid off during this outbreak.
This scheme is for businesses, charity or non-profit organisations and is grant, not a loan. It is designed to cover up to 80% of the salary of anyone not working, but retaining their job, as a result of coronavirus - up to £2,500 per month and pay wages back dated to 1st March 2020.
On 12th May the Chancellor announced that the scheme would be extended until the end of October 2020. New flexibility will be introduced from August to get employees back to work.