Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Guidance for Students' Unions

The UK government published further details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on Friday 27th March 2020, under which staff can be furloughed with their consent.  On 12th May 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October. The Government's Job Retention Scheme guidance was last updated on 1 May 2020 to provide additional clarity. 


There are still aspects of the scheme that are not yet clear, so it may not be possible at this stage to answer some of your queries about the scheme. Whilst we hope that this information will provide some guidance, when it comes to your individual employment queries, bear in mind that your own students’ union has its own policies and terms and conditions. This may mean that you will need to seek professional advice from an employment solicitor for clarification of your own individual position for certain queries.

We are continuing to update and add to these resources as the scheme becomes clearer.