Exactly as the title says - a client with 8 employees has had two employees on furlough since March, one of whom at least is likely to be made redundant at the end of July.
They have now sent me payroll info for May and told me they have taken on a teen family member as temp 25hrs pw. Ignoring the work permit that I doubt is in place etc surely you can't have someone on furlough and then hire a temp.
Well maybe you can do that legally, but more to the point surely you can't have staff on furlough, hire a summer temp and then expect to make a CJRS claim for the furloughed people?
I haven't yet been back to the client but from what I know of the business, staff members furloughed and the teen involved, I would be shocked if one of the trained furloughed staff couldn't do whatever the untrained teen is there to do.
Has anyone else come across this?? I am off to go through the rules in detail but surely it can't be right.