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FAQ: The Job Retention Scheme and bringing furloughed staff back to work

The Job Retention Scheme has been extended to 31 March 2021, giving employers a chance to consider their options for bringing staff back to work.

National and regional lockdowns will impact businesses’ ability to trade during this period, so it’s important for leaders to make plans for their workforce.

This FAQ will help you think about your options and answer key questions about the support that’s available, bringing people back from furlough and making redundancies.

We have updated this article to take into account the extension of the Job Retention Scheme on 5 November 2020.

These suggestions are based on advice from government and industry experts. You’ll need to decide what’s best for your situation and ensure you’re meeting all your legal obligations.

Need more help making important furlough scheme-related decisions? See our roundup of essential resources.

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