Can employees serving their notice period be claimed for through the CJRS

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 February 2021
Arthur Cox
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Issues covered: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; Notice period

This depends on the claim period. For claim periods relating to November 2020, employers can claim for a furloughed employee who is serving a notice period.  However, for claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, employers cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which employees are serving a contractual or statutory notice period.

For claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020 employers will need to move employees out of the extended CJRS once their notice periods commence. Employees will be entitled to full pay for their notice periods.  If an employee subsequently starts a contractual or statutory notice period on a day covered by a previously submitted claim, the employer will need to correct the claim.

Grants cannot be used to pay or contribute towards statutory redundancy payments.


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