Furlough Scheme Changes: A Helpful Guide

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The government has announced a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – more commonly referred to as ‘furlough’. The furlough scheme changes take effect from 1 July 2020.

To help businesses understand the changes and how they apply to them, we have produced a handy guide – Everything Businesses Need to Know About Furlough.

Covering everything from what is furlough, what are the changes, how to make claims and record keeping; right through to eligibility, how to calculate claims and bringing employees back from furlough, this guide provides essential guidance to all businesses.

The furlough scheme has provided vital support to businesses over the past few months. With significant changes coming into effect on 1 July, we are receiving an increasing number of queries from businesses who need help and guidance on the practical aspects of having employees on furlough.

As businesses look to getting back to some form of normal and start to ‘re-open’ they are faced with some crucial decisions. This guide has been produced to help owners and managers consider the implications for their business and guide them on the choices they have. It also provides practical guidance on how they can start to bring back employees from furlough, whilst ensuring they do things correctly and understand, and continue to get, the support they are entitled to.

To get your copy of the guide

Please email marketing@longmores.law and request a copy of Everything Businesses Need to Know About Furlough.

Here to Help

Some aspects of the furlough scheme, and in particular the changes, are quite complex and have some significant implications.

Please get in touch with Richard Gvero, Joint Senior Partner and Head of Employment or Miranda Mulligan, Employment Solicitor, in the Employment team if you would like to receive guidance about furlough scheme changes or other employment advice that is specific to your business and your circumstances.