The guidance has been updated for those individuals who were furloughed using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), then made redundant because their employer is now subject to an insolvency process.
The Insolvency Service are still working through a number of complexities relating to the CJRS and therefore the guidance is likely to be updated again in due course. In the meantime, it is important members familiarise themselves with the guidance and note that an individual cannot apply to the Insolvency Service if they have been dismissed then re-employed under the scheme. The Insolvency Service can only make payments to employees who have been dismissed by their employers without being re-employed. Also, if an employee was paid 80% of their monthly wage, up to £2,500 a month on the scheme, the service cannot pay the individual the difference between their furlough pay and their salary.
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