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FAQ: Bringing furloughed staff back, the Job Support Scheme and redundancy

On 31 October, the furlough scheme will be replaced by the Job Support Scheme. This means employers have to consider their options for bringing staff back to work and how they can use the government support that’s available.

This FAQ will help you think about your options and answer key questions about bringing people back from furlough, accessing the Job Support Scheme and making redundancies.

We have updated the article to take into account changes to Job Support Scheme announced on 22 October 2020, particularly the launch of JSS Open and JSS Closed.

These suggestions are based on advice from government and industry experts. You’ll need to decide what’s best for your situation and ensure you’re meeting all your legal obligations.

Need more help making important furlough scheme-related decisions? See our roundup of essential resources.

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