If you have furloughed employees, here’s what you need to know about how the scheme will change

Millions of UK business have accessed the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). If yours is one of them, make sure you know how its terms are going to change in the months ahead.

From 1 July, there will be “Flexible Furloughing”, which could give your business more options as you navigate a return to normality.

  • Flexible furloughing means previously furloughed employees can be brought back for any amount of time/any shift pattern, while you claim through the CJRS for any normal hours not worked. Normal employment laws/written agreements to the new arrangements will apply.
  • For worked hours, employers will be responsible for tax and NICs due.

Further government guidance will be available by mid-June, but be aware that the scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June. Also, from 1 July any claim will have to be for a calendar month.

As we move through the summer, more of the cost of furloughing will be passed onto the employer, as part of the government’s drive to get people back to work. The CJRS grant will be slowly tapered from August and there will be more costs to your business as a result.

Lansdell & Rose can help you explore all the options, as you move your business forward. We want to help you get back to trading, but not be caught out when the terms of the CJRS change. With our support, you can minimise the financial impact on your business and retain the workforce you need to get back up and running – and stay there.

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