Job Retention Bonus

Who is eligible?

Originally, Employers that retained previously furloughed employees until the end of January 2021, paying an average of at least £520 a month in November, December and January (a payment must be made in each month) would be eligible.

While the scheme will still go ahead, the extension of the CJRS may mean that dates and rates of payment are changed to reflect this.

What is on offer?

The Government will provide a grant to employers of £1,000 in respect of each previously furloughed employee retained in accordance with the terms of the scheme, which are likely to change under the CJRS extension.

When can I apply?

An online application portal was due to open on 15 February 2021 and close on 31 March 2021. Following the extension of the CJRS these dates may be subject to change. Further details are expected soon.