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Operators left with six-figure gap in budget after Job Retention Bonus payout postponed (The Caterer)

10 Nov 2020

Operators left with six-figure gap in budget after Job Retention Bonus payout postponed (The Caterer)

Hospitality operators say they are losing trust in government with some facing six-figure gaps in their balance sheets after the payout of the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) was postponed.

The scheme, which was set to open for claims in February, was due to pay employers £1,000 for each member of staff retained until the end of January.

But it has been deferred following the extension of the furlough scheme to March, leaving businesses scrambling to balance their budgets.

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