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Furlough scheme changes from 1 July 2021

The government has confirmed its intention that furloughed employees will be paid 80% of their wages for hours not worked under the furlough scheme. 

HMRC to protect at risk employers when publishing CJRS claimants

In an effort from HMRC to be more transparent about the use of taxpayers’ funds and deter fraudulent activity, they will be publishing information about employers who claimed from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for periods starting on or after the 1 December 2020.

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000, the Chancellor has announced.

More on extended furlough scheme

Most employers who are eligible will be aware that the furlough scheme (the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) has been extended.

£1,000 Christmas grant for wet-led pubs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an additional £1,000 grant for “wet-led pubs” in tiers 2 and 3 who will unfortunately not have the opportunity to open or operate fully during the Christmas holiday period. 

COVID-19: Furlough scheme extended and further support announced

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), (which was due to end at the end of October), has been extended for another month with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked up to a maximum of £2,500.

Redundancy pay

If you are faced with making employees redundant the terms that determine the amount payable may be written into your staff contracts of employment.