After the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to an end in October, the government is offering employers who used the scheme a Job Retention Bonus of £1,000 for every furloughed employee that are kept on until the end of January 2021. Hopefully, the Job Retention Bonus should incentivise employers to make sure zero hours contract staff have enough work.
Employers can only claim the bonus at the end of January, after paying staff. They cannot claim for any staff who leave or are serving their notice before this date. The staff they are claiming for have to: