Changes to the furlough scheme


The government's furlough scheme was introduced at the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020 and has since been extended as working conditions have continued to be affected by the pandemic.


The scheme is now drawing to a close - in line with the lifting of lockdown restrictions - and is due to end completely by the end of September 2021.


There are some further changes to its administration and employers will have to contribute higher amounts than previously.

  • From 1 July, the government will pay 70% of salaries and employers will pay 10%

  • In August and September, the government will pay 60% and employers will pay 20%

The monthly limit of £2,500 is unchanged.


By increasing the level of employer contributions it is thought that employers will encourage their staff back to work wherever possible.


Please do check with us if you have any questions on the furlough scheme.

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