Extension to the Furlough scheme

November 2, 2020 3:31 pm Published by

Further to the Government announcement at the weekend regarding a national lockdown from 5 November 2020, it has also been announced that the Furlough scheme will be extended into November and December (no end date has been confirmed as yet). As such if you have any staff who have already signed agreements regarding the Job Support Scheme you will need to get their agreement to put this on hold and put them back on furlough leave where applicable.

The key points of the scheme are as follows:

– The level of the CJRS grant will mirror that from the month of August, i.e. up to 80% of salary will be paid for hours not worked up to a cap of £2,500 per employee

– Employers will pay Employer NICs and pension contributions for both the hours worked and the hours not worked– Employees can be either fully furloughed or part-furloughed and work some hours

– Eligible employees must have been on your PAYE Payroll on 30 October 2020– Employees can be on any type of contract and grants will be calculated on the basis of their contractual or average hours as previously

– Grants will be for a minimum of 7 consecutive calendar days– Employers may still top up salaries above the scheme grant at their own expense

If you have any questions about this or need to put a furlough leave agreement in place for your staff please get in touch via help@yourhrpartner.co.uk or on 020 8346 8686


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