This briefing note contains all of the information contained in our updates on the Government guidance to date and since the last version of our briefing note (on Monday 20 April), this note has been updated to include the following information from the government guidance issued on 23 April:-

  • details regarding when fixed term employees can be rehired;
  • confirmation that employees can be rehired even if their employment terminated after 19 March 2020 (subject to certain eligibility criteria); and
  • clarification that collective agreement reached between an employer and a trade union is acceptable for the purposes of the requirement under the Scheme to obtain employee consent to being be furloughed.