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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) extended and the launch of the Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) postponed

UPDATE 5 November 2020: Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that the CJRS will be extended until the end of March 2021 and that the Government will review the policy in January 2021.

UPDATE: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) extended and the launch of the Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) postponed

The Government announced on 31 October 2020 that the CJRS will be extended by a further month and will remain open until December 2020 in order to provide additional support to employers through the second national lockdown in England which is due to commence on 5 November 2020. As a result, the start of the JSS has been delayed until the extended CJRS ends.

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Your rights: Unfair and constructive dismissal

As the dust of the first and hopefully last wave of COVID-19 begins to settle and furlough schemes come to end, the damage to the job market is evidently palpable. The disparity between those looking for jobs and jobs available has been well documented. As more employees face redundancies and dismissal, knowing what rights you have as an employee will be paramount for navigating through this mess.

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