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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]

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