Previously extended until March 2021, the new extension will now apply until 30 April 2021 and applies to the whole of the Untied Kingdom. Sunak stated that the extra month of the government grant will provide “certainty for millions of jobs and businesses”.
As this is an extension of the existing scheme, the scheme criteria will remain the same as before and employees will continue to receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. The £2,500 cap is proportional to the hours not worked.
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