On 30th October, just as employers prepared for the change over from furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to the new Job Support Scheme the Government threw a life line and announced that furlough would be extended into December 2020. At the start of November we were then advised that furlough would be extended until 31st March 2021.
What this means, in short, is that the UK Government will continue to contribute 80% (to a maximum of £2500 ) to wages for employee’s unworked hours with employers remaining liable to NIC’s and employer pension contributions.
For advice on this continuing furlough scheme, advice on achieving redundancies or steps short of redundancy without fear of a tribunal, or any other aspect of employment law please contact Steve McLaren or Sally McCartney.
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