COVID-19 – Flexible Furloughing From 1st July 2020

You can start to flexibly furlough eligible employees from 1‌‌‌ ‌July onwards.

From 1‌‌‌ ‌July, you can claim a more flexible grant for any employee you have previously received a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grant for, and who now returns to work on reduced hours. You can also continue to claim for employees who stay fully furloughed.


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Please note that from 1 July, the number of employees that can be furloughed at the same time cannot exceed the maximum number of employees that have been claimed for in any period prior to 1 July.

Government guidance also states that employers need to have new written agreements confirming any new arrangements with employees.

The Government’s contributions to the scheme start to reduce from August 2020. The scheme ends on 31 October 2020.

Please contact us if you have any further queries.