|Last night the Government published a third updated version of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The link is here. It is self explanatory for the most part but I highlight below some particular changes:-|
There is still no firm guidance in this update regarding whether holidays can be taken during Furlough Leave and if so, what is the rate of holiday pay for this under the Scheme. However, earlier this week, HMRC Customer Support tweeted as follows, “If an employee is on holiday or has a scheduled Bank Holiday while on furlough, they are entitled to still receive this holiday. Employers must ensure that any employee on holiday or a Bank Holiday is paid their full salary for that period of holiday.” We still require certainty though over this in the form of clear Government guidance. Hopefully the Government will address this in a further update of the Scheme in the coming days.