Ask The Experts Furloughing Staff

25 March 2020

Ask The Experts Furloughing Staff

As the COVID-19 Crisis unfolds, one of the most pressing issues for the NI Hospitality Industry is the UK Government’s new ‘Job Retention Scheme’, which the UK Chancellor says will provide businesses with government grants worth up to 80% of wages to keep workers in jobs.



MTB Solicitors employment law expert John McShane joins HU's Joel Neill to discuss the detail of the scheme, and the process of furloughing staff.


CLICK HERE or press the orange play button above to listen.


HU has also drafted a template letter for employers which can be used to update staff contracts of employment and set their status to 'furloughed'.


CLICK HERE to download.


Hospitality Ulster is continuing to monitor all of the information available, and will provide further update as soon as anything changes.