The Chancellor announced yesterday. 17th December 2020, that there will be a further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
The scheme will now run until 30th April 2021, with the government continuing to pay 80% of the salary of employees for hours not worked. Practices will only be required to pay wages, National Insurance Contributions (NICS) and pension contributions for hours worked; and NICS and pension contributions for hours not worked.
Please see further information here.