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UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The UK Government has published guidance for employers and employees  on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.    We are pleased to report that Scottish Government and Creative Scotland have confirmed that arts organisations ARE ABLE to apply for this funding, which is available to support full and part time staff, staff on agency contracts and staff on flexible or zero-hours contracts. The guidance also states that employers’ National Insurance and employers statutory minimum pension contributions can be claimed, which should result in a c.12% increase in the claim. The UK government are to provide more guidance in this area.