|The Chancellor, this evening, announced further measures to support people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
The Chancellor’s statement can be found at GOV.UK.
Updated guidance for employers, businesses and employees is available at:
We will continue to share the most up to date information directly with you as it becomes available.
This seems to imply that if your employer has temporarily ‘furloughed’ your employment – i.e. intends to take you back on as soon as they are able to do so – they will get 80% of your salary costs reimbursed by the government so please contact your employer about this – do remember though that they will need to get a full understanding of how this will work.
This sounds like a really helpful and welcome relief.