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CHANGES TO THE FURLOUGH SCHEME

The government's furlough scheme has provided huge, much needed support for businesses.  The scheme has been extended and there are some really important changes coming in, the key points are:

 

  • From 1st July, the scheme will allow part-time working, but staff must have been furloughed by 10 June to be eligible

 

  • There will be a new limit to the number of staff who can be included on a claim which will be based on the maximum staff ever included in any single pre 1 July claim.

 

  • From 1 July, claim periods will no longer be able to overlap months

 

  • For the month of July, the grant will be available on the same basis as now (the lesser of 80% of pay and £2,500)

 

  • For the month of August, the CJRS will continue to pay 80% of wages and from 1 August the CJRS grant will no longer cover the cost of employers’ national insurance nor pension contributions – these are expected to be covered by the employer

 

  • For the month of September, the CJRS will pay 70% of wages while employers will take on the other 10%

 

  • For the month of October, the CJRS will pay 60% of wages while employers will take on the other 20%

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