The Government’s COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme (JRS) is one of the key pieces of support available to businesses. Through the Scheme, the Government is committing to pay up to 80% of salary costs of staff where a company’s operations have been severely affected by the impact of COVID-19 and those staff are unable to continue working for the company during the crisis.

We have a range of resources available to help indies understand key issues around this Scheme including eligibility, how it relates to those on fixed term contracts, the steps to take to furlough employees and more.

  • Key links to resources
    • Make a claim
    • Q&A for indies: JRS and furloughing
    • How to furlough someone
    • Furlough letter templates
    • Government Guidance


Please note: Government guidance is changing rapidly and whilst we are doing everything we can to keep our information up to date we advise you to look carefully at the date that it was posted/last updated. Please also keep checking your e-mails from Pact for the most up to date announcements and information.