Furlough and Homeschooling

following the latest lockdown regulations HMRC has issued further guidance on whether parents with caring responsibilities can be furloughed. Shown below is an extract from Gov.uk If your employee’s health has been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) or any other...

Furlough Extension Announcement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the furlough scheme for one month until the end of April next year. He said the move would provide “certainty for millions of jobs and businesses”. It means the government will continue to pay 80% of the wages of workers...

Yet more Furlough Instructions

Last night the government published the latest set of guidance covering the changed furlough arrangements announced last week. The details are on Gov.Uk The basics have not changed the government will pay up to £2500 per month as a contribution towards 80% of the...

Furlough Extended

The chancellor has just announced that the furlough will now be extended until the end of March. It will be reviewed in January. The government will continue to pay 80% of furloughed employee’s  salary up to £2500 per month, the employer will pay employees national...

Return of the Furlough

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or furlough scheme) was originally planned to end tonight on 31 October. The new Job Support Scheme (JSS) was set to launch today on 1 November. However, Boris Johnson last  night announced that the furlough scheme will be...

Modifications to the Job Support Scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a further amendment to the Job Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. When originally announced, the JSS required employees to work a minimum of 33% of their normal hours. This has now been reduced to 20%,...