Yes. The government’s CJRS – also known as the furlough scheme – has been extended across the UK until 31 March 2021.
If you’re furloughed, you’ll receive up to 80% of your current salary for the hours you don’t work, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month, (depending on the level of non-working hours). Your employer will continue to pay National Insurance (NI) contributions and pension contributions.
Businesses can choose to bring furloughed employees back to work part-time or furlough them full-time.
Neither employers nor employees need to have previously used the CJRS in order to access the extended scheme.
Any employees who were made redundant after 23 September – when the Job Support Scheme (JSS) was announced – can be brought back on to the scheme.
The JSS, which was due to replace the CJRS on 1 November, has been postponed until the furlough scheme ends.
You can find out more about the changes to the scheme here.