Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

27 Mar 2020 by Martin Whincup

The recently announced Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been created to help support people, jobs and businesses – an unprecedented step that will be massively welcomed by employers and employees alike during these uncertain times.

Mike Patterson, Head of Employment at chamber member Berwins, has created a useful guide for businesses, explaining what they need to know based on current guidance. Topics covered include:

  • What the scheme is
  • How businesses qualify
  • What steps employers must take


The full article can be found at https://www.berwin.co.uk/blog/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-what-you-need-to-know


The Treasury have today updated their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance with specific reference to National Insurance and pension contributions for furloughed workers. Please see below: