8th December 2020

Claiming CJRS for employees on statutory notice period

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If you must make redundancies, you should do so in accordance with the normal rules. This includes giving a notice period and consulting staff before a final decision is reached. For claim periods relating to November 2020, you can continue to claim for a furloughed employee who is serving a statutory notice period, but grants cannot be used to substitute redundancy payments.
However, for claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, you cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the furloughed employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period for the employer (this includes people serving notice of retirement or resignation). If an employee subsequently starts a contractual or statutory notice period on a day covered by a previously submitted claim, you will need to make an adjustment.


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