Today, the Job Retention Scheme goes live. There is a useful step-by-step guide for employers to use when making a claim to make sure the application is made properly to prevent delay.

The money has come from taxpayers and it must not be abused. Abusing it takes money from the NHS and limits our ability to support people’s livelihoods.

If you believe an employer is acting fraudulently, such as not paying you what you are entitled to, asking you to work while on furlough, or making a backdated claim that includes times when you were working, you can complain by clicking here.