19 June

COVID-19 – Business Support – Flexible Furlough and the Road Ahead for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The last date to furlough an employee under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now passed but, from 1st July, employers can bring furloughed employees back to work for any amount of time and any work pattern, while still being able to claim the grant for the hours not worked. This option only applies to […]

10 June

COVID-19 – Business Support – Today is the Last Day to Furlough an Employee for the First Time…but there is a Last-Minute Change

Today is the last day that an employer can furlough an employee for the first time under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This is a precursor to the introduction of flexible furloughing on 1st July.   From July, the scheme will be restricted to employers currently using the scheme and to employees that are or […]

30 May

COVID-19 – Business Support – Three Important Job Retention Scheme Updates – Flexible Furloughing to start from 1st July, the scheme to close to new entrants on 30th June and the employer to start to contribute from August

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced three important updates to the Job Retention Scheme.   Firstly, the concept of flexible furloughing has been brought forward by a month to 1st July 2020.  This will enable businesses to bring furloughed employees back to work on a part-time basis.   It will be left for the individual […]