NEWS FLASH :The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – What is it and How Does it Work?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) is the biggest employment law headline since the abolition of tribunal fees in July 2017[1] and has formed the basis of much discussion among employment lawyers, human resources professionals, businesses and employees.

It’s introduction seeks to mitigation the inevitable downturn in any economy following a crisis of this nature but also to the introduction of specific measures under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020, Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 and Coronavirus Act 2020 which came into force on the 21st, 26th and 25th March 2020 respectively, temporarily closing food and drink, schools and childcare establishments as well as imposing restrictions on movement and gatherings.

So what is the CJRS and how does it work? – Please click here for further details