How to use the job retention scheme

Furthermore, if any employees decide to end maternity leave early, so they can be furloughed, they must give their employer at least eight weeks’ notice of their return to work, meaning their employer will not be able to furlough them until the end of the eight week period. However, this notice period can be shorter in certain circumstances.

Notably, in a significant change to the previous position, the government has confirmed that from December 1, those serving their statutory or contractual notice periods, including if they have retired, cannot be claimed for under the extended JRS.

Peter Done is managing director of Peninsula