Apologies if this has been asked before - I did do a search on "essential" and didn't see one
A few clients who are garages, and hence essential services, are wanting to shut down for various reasons, trade slowing, difficulty of staff protection and distancing etc.
Are they still entitled to do this and furlough their staff through the Job retention scheme? Or is there some issue because they are an essential service and the government would like them to carry on trading? - I can't see any issues on my reading but I wanted to make sure that I hven't missed anyhting obvious.