Menu
Close
Search
Generic filters

"The barristers are reliable specialists in their field who provide high quality legal advice and representation. They also understand their clients."

Chambers & Partners
14/04/2020

The implied term of trust and confidence & the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

News

By Stuart Brittenden.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) is a grant that, for those eligible, covers 80% of the usual monthly wage costs up to a ceiling of £2,500 per month plus associated employer NICs and employer pension contributions paid on the furlough pay up to the level of the minimum automatic enrolment employer contribution. Employees can be on any type of employment contract, including full-time, part-time, agency, flexible or zero-hour contracts. Foreign nationals are also eligible to be furloughed.

There are three central features of the Scheme. First, it requires agreement to any necessary variations to contracts of employment. Second, to be eligible for the grant employers must confirm in writing to their employee that they have been furloughed. A record of this communication must be kept for five years. Third, the employer submits a claim to the Scheme for the benefit of the individual. The employee has no active involvement in the claims process. Entitlement is contingent upon the employer seeking their agreement to necessary variations and then submitting the claim.

To read Stuart’s full blog, please click here.

Relevant members
Stuart Brittenden

Key contacts

Stuart Brittenden

Stuart Brittenden 020 7269 0360 Email

The ‘capable, efficient, and helpful’ clerks’ room provides ‘a service-orientated approach and goes above and beyond in trying to ensure you have the right barrister for the job ; you have the utmost confidence in the clerking.”

Legal 500

‘an extremely approachable set of chambers which puts a premium on service delivery.’

Chambers & Partners
0
Shortlist Updated

Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

or

Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532