Are you up to speed with the changes in the furlough scheme

Are you up to speed with the changes in the furlough scheme

On 12 June, HMRC updated its guidance for employers who have previously furloughed employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

From 1 July, employees will no longer have to be furloughed for a minimum period of three weeks and from this date employers will be able to bring staff back part-time and they can work some of the week and be furloughed for the rest.

An employee needs to have been furloughed for at least three consecutive weeks between 1 March and 30 June to be eligible for furlough from 1 July.

Additionally, after 1 July, employers will be subject to a cap on the number of CJRS claims they are able to make and from 1 August employers will have to contribute towards the cost of staff being on furlough.

Parents returning from statutory maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, shared parental leave and bereavement leave are exempt from the CJRS changes that closed the scheme to new entrants.

Key considerations

From July you can bring staff back part time but what are the legal implications of this?

From August you will have to contribute towards the cost of staff being on furlough so is this right for your business?

Do you need to restructure or review your staffing levels in light of the above?

If you answered YES to any of the above, you should seek professional advice to ensure you don’t fall foul of employment regulations.

Call our HR helpline 0208 418 3333 for a quick chat and get some initial advice for a flat fee of £50 + VAT.

Are you up to speed with the changes in the furlough scheme
Are you up to speed with the changes in the furlough scheme

Are you up to speed with the changes in the furlough scheme