Update - Government guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme State-funded schools

LGA has provided further guidance on furloughing employees that have posts reliant on parental or other external funding. The guidance also provides some clarity on staff that should be factored into the school budget and therefore not eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). 

Please note that although schools can make applications for furloughing staff they believe meet the criteria the ultimate decision will be that of the HMRC. 

The parameters of the CJRS are regularly expanded or clarified as various government departments iron out anomalies. At present and upon advice our interpretation of the current guidance is that staff with more than one job with a school can be furloughed for a specific post that is reliant on parental funding. Again, the ultimate decision will be made by HMRC. 

Waltham Forest schools HR will continue to update schools with any further guidance or clarification as produced.

If you have an queries please contact the Schools HR team.