IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: UK Gov Furlough Scheme Cut Off -10th June

By Nic Hart

05.06.2020

Further to our earlier blog posts on this topic, please be reminded that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is closing to new entrants from 30 June 2020. You must furlough new entrants on or before 10th June. 

From 1 July 2020, there will be a new flexible furlough scheme where furloughed employees will be able to return to work on a part-time basis. Full guidance has yet to be issued (proposed for 12 June 2020) but present Guidance has advised that only employees who started furlough on or before 10 June 2020 will be eligible for the new scheme.

The Government Guidance states;

“From this point onwards, employers will only be able to furlough employees that they have furloughed for a full 3-week period prior to 30 June”

This means that the final date by which an employer can furlough an employee for the first time will be 10 June 2020, in order for the current 3-week furlough period to be completed by 30 June. Employers will have until 31 July to make any claims in respect of the period to 30 June.

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Please do get in touch with Nic Hart or another member of the Duane Morris London Team, if you have any queries on the matters raised in this post.