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Furloughing Employees and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Many voluntary organisations may need to furlough employees and use the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The scheme has been introduced to support organisations, that are severely affected by the outbreak, to retain staff wherever possible.

Under the scheme, UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying 80% of the salary of employees who cannot work during this crisis, up to a maximum of £2,500 a month.

These measures are very new and will no doubt raise questions for employers. Guidance is being produced as quickly as possible and we will update this list of resources as more information becomes available.

Organisations should start by reading the government guidance on the scheme

The following resources may also be helpful:

Please be aware that under the current guidance furloughed employees can volunteer, but not for the organisation they normally work for.

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