The Job Retention Scheme - Update for Umbrella Contractor Employees

The Job Retention Scheme - Update for Umbrella Contractor Employees

1 April 2020
We hope you are staying safe in these testing times.
 
The Job Retention Scheme has been announced by the government to support those PAYE workers who have been laid off due to the coronavirus.
 
Unfortunately as a business we are restricted by the pace in which the government releases the detail. The Directors here at  umbrella.co.uk are in talks with our employment lawyers continuously about the Job Retention Scheme as well as liaising with industry bodies like the FCSA & APSCo.  See the latest response from the FCSA here.
 
Rest assured we are hoping to be in a position where those whose assignments are terminated due to Covid 19 are able to be furloughed. However, until we are comfortable with the detail we cannot provide you with confirmation.
 
Once we have the full detail from the government in terms of how furlough payments can be processed for umbrella employees, we will be back in touch with the information you need.
 
If your assignment has been terminated early due to COVID-19 then please let us know by emailing  furlough@umbrella.co.uk so we are ready to respond to you as soon as final details of the Job Retention Scheme have been confirmed.
 
Everyone at Umbrella.co.uk appreciates these are anxious times for all of our contractor employees. Rest assured we fully support you and are doing everything we can to get the final confirmation from the Treasury.
 
Keep well and stay safe.
 
Nick Holmes
CEO
Umbrella.co.uk