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01 Jul 20201 minute read

Revised furlough scheme comes into force

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Revised furlough scheme comes into force

New furlough arrangements have come into force today (1 July), which include more flexible arrangements, combining some time at work and the rest on furlough, which businesses can agree with their employees.

Funding for the furlough scheme is also being gradually tapered off between July and October, with Government contributions falling, replaced by higher employer contributions. Overview as follows:

 

 

June and July

 

 

August

 

September

 

October

 

Government contribution

 

 

Employer NICs + pension 

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

Wages

 

 

80% up to £2500

 

80% up to £2500

 

70% up to £2187.50

 

60% up to £1875

 

 

Employer contribution

 

 

Employer NICs + pension 

 

 

No

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Wages

 

 

No

 

No

 

10% up to £312.50

 

 

20% up to

£625

 

Employee receives

 

 

 

 

 

80% up to £2500

 

 

80% up to £2500

 

80% up to £2500

 

80% up to £2500


To find out more, please read our detailed guidance (and use our template letters) on the furlough scheme.

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