Following the recent news from Rishi Sunak with regards to the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, there have been some positive steps for provision up until the end of October 2020. There are further details due to be published on 12 June, but here’s what we know so far.
If you have furloughed any of your employees for a minimum of three weeks from the commencement of the scheme in March, they will be applicable for making use of the flexible furlough from 1 July 2020.
However, if you have employees which have not ever been placed on furlough and you wish to make use of the scheme for them following 1 July 2020, they will need to be on furlough for a minimum of three weeks prior to 30 June, so now is the time to decide on whether to furlough them. They will have to be furloughed on 10 June for three weeks and you will need to gain their agreement in writing.
Here’s an overview of the new furlough leave timeline:
Full guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme
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