Furlough grants taper from 1 August
From 1 August, employers will be required to make employer pension and national insurance contributions (where these are normally required). This will be followed on 1 September by employers having to contribute 10% of the wages paid to furloughed employees, rising to 20% from 1 October.
Where employees are on ‘flexible furlough’ (i.e. working for part of the time, and furloughed for the rest), then the employer will pick up 100% of the employment costs for the hours worked, and the above contributions for the remaining, furloughed hours.
For further information and guidance on furlough and other employment issues, visit the ECA Business Recovery webpage here.