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Furlough Friday Night Changes

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance has just been updated with an important change (heralded as a possibility in the guidance earlier this week, now confirmed).

For claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, an employer cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period for the employer (this includes people serving notice of retirement or resignation).

The source is here and here.

For periods pre-1 December 2020 it provides that claims may be made if the employee is serving statutory notice only. It is still silent on contractual notice.

[Thanks again to Amanda Steadman for spotting this]