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Extension of the Furlough Scheme

Good news!

Extension of the furlough scheme!

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“furlough”) will continue until 30 September to "support millions through the next stage of the pandemic".

As Covid restrictions start to lift, employers will have to help cover the cost of their furloughed workers' salaries.

Furloughed employees will continue to receive up to 80% of their pay for hours not worked while the scheme continues:

  • From July, the government will contribute 70% and employers will contribute 10% for hours not worked
  • In August and September the government will pay 60% and employers will contribute 20% for hours not worked

If you require assistance in relation to an employee’s rights whilst they are on furlough or have any other employment related queries please call Melissa Hamilton now on 01606 74301 or email [email protected]