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Commission Payments and the Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme Addendum

Article Date: 27 March 2020

We have had a number of queries regarding how commissions factor in to the calculation of pay for the purposes of this scheme.  Although the government guidance states that bonuses and commission do not form part of earnings this should be interpreted to mean one off payments which are made irregularly.  Where such amounts are used to calculate an employee’s normal wage, these should be included within the definition of monthly earnings for this scheme.  If you need any further clarification please get in contact.


Our view is based upon the premise that for holiday pay entitlement wages are determined as including regular commissions and bonuses and wonder why furlough payments would be interpreted differently?


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