The Government has announced today that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of October.

The scheme will continue in its present form until the end of July so employers can continue to claim full reimbursement of 80% of furloughed employees’ regular pay.

From the beginning of August the scheme will be more flexible – furloughed workers will be able to return to work part time and employers will be asked to pay a percentage towards the salaries of their furloughed staff.

More detail will be available by the end of this month.

If you would like advice on any of the issues raised above or assistance with drafting a furlough agreement, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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