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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Sixth Update – Annual Leave? Now Answered

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Finally! The Government has just announced guidance on Annual Leave during Furlough Leave.

Here is the link.

However, in summary here are the two key points to note:-

  1. It is possible for employees to take annual leave while on Furlough Leave.
  2. If an employee takes annual leave whilst on Furlough Leave then the employer must top up to 100% of normal salary.

The Guidance is silent on whether an employer can compel an employee to take annual leave during Furlough leave. However, it is presumed that the normal employment law rules will apply.

Astons Solicitors
17th April 2020