Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The UK Government has introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to provide funding, which Bield is eligible to access, to support with the costs incurred relating to employment.  Bield is committed to our staff as much as possible during the pandemic and to do this has taken a business decision to access the CJRS funding, driven by the need to minimise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the long term financial position of the organisation.  The CJRS enables Bield to claim some grant funding to help with the salary costs of workers who are unable to work in their normal role and contractual hours, either at home or their usual workplace because of their own health or personal circumstances or because of reduced requirement by the business for people to carry out their normal work activities.  In many cases employees in this situation may not have an ongoing contractual entitlement to paid leave and therefore the CJRS also enables Bield to reduce the financial impact on staff unable to work because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  In order to access available funding Bield is required to designate employees as ‘furloughed workers’ for a period of time and we have  worked hard across the business to identify eligible workers in line with the guidance issued by the Government. 

This is a complicated and new arrangement that we have not seen before. We have tried to pull together a list of Q&A’s that may help to understand some of the detail behind the scheme.

If you require further information or have any additional questions please contact your line manager or a member of the HR Team on 0131 273 4020 or

Frequently asked questions