The Chancellor has announced that the Job Retention Scheme has now been extended to June 30, 2020.
The guidance on the Government page about the scheme has also been updated to include information on fraud, claims for employees you made redundant or who stopped working for you, fixed-term contracts, agency workers and retaining records. Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme to familiarise yourself with all of the updated information on the scheme.
The other article to read is: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme which now has information on how to report fraud, or abuse of the scheme by your employer, fixed-term contracts, holiday pay, the process for returning from family-related statutory leave, sick pay and agency workers.
As more information is released, I will blog about it and share it on the FB page.
The information and policies are continually being updated by the government, so I urge you to keep on top of the information by visiting the relevant website for your area.
Northern Ireland: https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/
I will be trying to keep myself as informed as possible and will share relevant information on my fb business page: https://www.facebook.com/ihelmenterprises/