What is the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme?

The Government is incentivising businesses to retain their employees by committing to pay a portion of salary costs of staff where the company’s operations have been severely affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

The Government has agreed to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until 30 September 2021.

This Q&A explains how the CJRS Extension will work.

This Q&A page was last updated on 8th March 2021.

  • CJRS Q&A
    • 1. Eligibility – Employers
    • 2. Eligibility – Employees
    • 3. Flexible furloughing
    • 4. Calculating salary


If, after reading our Q&A and the Government’s own guidance (links to which are included within the Q&A) you still have queries, please contact our Senior Business Affairs Executive, Conrad Mewton.