Can personal service company (PSC) contractors benefit from the £1,000 Job Retention Bonus?

Since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) went live in March, over one million businesses have made a claim. As a result, over 9 million employees have been able to keep their job, as they have been placed on furloughed leave.
In July’s Summer Statement (8 July), Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a series of packages “to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and provide people with the tools they need to get better jobs.” One of these packages is the Job Retention Bonus.
More information on the Job Retention Bonus is scheduled to be available later in July. However, keep reading and find out what we already know about the Job Retention Bonus, and whether or not it could be useful for contractors operating through a personal service company (PSC).