This is really big news for a lot of people. Today we've extended the cut off date for the Job Retention Scheme from Feb 28th to March 19th.
This means that all those people who started new jobs in early March, who had previously been missing out on being able to get on this scheme and protect incomes, are now eligible to do it. Great news!
You need your employer to give you written confirmation that you are furloughed, and they need to claim the money back from HMRC, so speak to them first!