12th May 2020

Latest COVID-19 Update

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced today that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to 31st October. Employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500 but the government will ask Companies to “start sharing” the cost of the Scheme from August. From the start of August, furloughed workers will be able to return to work part-time with employers being asked to pay a percentage towards the salaries of their furloughed staff.

The Chancellor told the Commons that from August, the Scheme would continue for all sectors and regions of the Country but with greater flexibility to support the transition back to work.

More information about what the Chancellor announced can be found here.

NI Executive Reveals Five Stage Lockdown Exit Plan

The Northern Ireland Executive has published its “recovery strategy” on how the lockdown measures will be lifted over the coming months.

More information on the recovery strategy click here.