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The Government has just published further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (more commonly called the Furlough Scheme).

It is not yet clear whether HMRC intends to rely on this guidance only, or whether there will be actual legislation.

You can find full details at:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme.

If you intend to rely on the scheme, make sure you read the guidance carefully. The Government is going to issue further guidance on how to claim the payments soon. The Government expects the scheme to be operating by the end of April. We will update on any further changes. If you need advice on any aspect of this please get in touch.