30 September 2021 – closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

29 September 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), introduced back in March 2020 as coronavirus initially prompted lockdown in the UK, will close on 30 September 2021.

Employers with staff that are still on furlough will need to make the decision to either:

•    Bring employees back to work on their agreed terms and conditions
•    Terminate their employment
•    Agree changes to their terms and conditions

When employers are making these decisions, it is important to remember that equality and discrimination laws will apply in the usual way.

CIPP comment

In your organisation, are staff still on furlough as the scheme closes on 30 September 2021? Do you want to share your experience of administering the CJRS? Get in touch with the policy team – [email protected].

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication. For all the latest information, news and resources on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting payroll professions, visit our Coronavirus hub.