CJRS Extended Until the End of April 2021

    View Author December 2020

    The chancellor announced yesterday that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is being extended by a month, until the end of April 2021.

    Importantly, although the government was due to review the scheme in January to assess whether employers ought to be required to contribute towards the cost (as was the case between August and October, which is only a few months gone but already feels like a lifetime ago), Mr Sunak has also confirmed that the government will continue to contribute at the current rate of 80% of wages throughout the remainder of that period.