01744 744400

Furlough scheme extended

Furlough scheme extended

Furlough scheme extended

Following the announcement of the new national lockdown to begin from 5th November, which will bring the closure of the hospitality industry and non-essential shops, the government has extended the furlough scheme accordingly.

It was due to be replaced by the Job Support Scheme from this month, but instead the furlough scheme will now run until March 2021.

This means that employees placed on furlough will receive 80% of their salary, up to a maximum of £2500 a month.

Importantly, employers do not need to have used the furlough scheme previously in order to claim under the extended scheme throughout the new lockdown.

Flexible furlough grants will be available to businesses that are able to stay open this month but at a reduced capacity with fewer hours.

The extended scheme will continue to protect jobs and offer much-needed support to businesses that are forced to close for the duration of the lockdown.

Posted on: 04/Nov/2020 Posted in: Uncategorised
Hattons Legal Services Limited registered in England and Wales Reg. No. 09771400
VAT registration number 703425861.
Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA No 628665.
SEO by Graham SEO