Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme [Archived]
Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme [Archived]

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme [Archived]
  • Treasury Direction and government guidance
  • Key elements of the CJRBS
  • Entitlement to make a claim
  • Which employers are eligible
  • Employer must have made CJRS claim in respect of the employee
  • Required payroll information must have been delivered
  • Employer with employees who have been transferred to it under TUPE or due to a change in ownership
  • Employees who transfer to another employer before 31 January 2021
  • Which employees an eligible employer can claim for
  • More...

ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information only.

UPDATE (5/11/20):The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, confirmed in a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 5 November 2020 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) furlough scheme was to be extended. As a result, the Jobs Retention Bonus (JRB) is not to be paid in February 2021 and the government will redeploy a retention incentive at the appropriate time. See the HM Treasury press release: Government extends Furlough to March and increases self-employed support and HMRC Policy paper: Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. For further information, see Practice Note: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (extended version from 1 November 2020). This Practice Note was updated to reflect these developments.

This Practice Note considers the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme (CJRBS), announced in July 2020, which offers a one-off payment to employers of £1,000, for every employee for whom the employer previously claimed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and who remains continuously employed through to 31 January 2021. According to the government, it is introducing the CJRBS to provide additional support to employers who keep on their furloughed employees in meaningful employment, after the CJRS ends on 31 October 2020.

For further guidance on the CJRS generally, see Practice Notes: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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