Job Retention Compensation Scheme

As briefed the portal to lodge claims opened on Monday.
We wanted to draw your attention to the ‘What can be claimed’ section of the revised guidance.



Previously the guidelines contained reference to ‘past overtime’ which could form part of the claim whether discretionary or not and the broad interpretation was that ‘guaranteed overtime’, as used in holiday pay claims was to be used.

It is our view based on the above revision that the only overtime (and other payments noted) that should be paid and claimed is that which is contractually mandated – i.e. there is specific reference to a requirement to work overtime in an employment contract or statement of terms. This may require you to change your payment and potential claims accordingly.

Full guidance can be viewed here.