The Job Retention (furlough) Scheme which was initially due to close at the end of April, has been extended to remain available to businesses until 30th September 2021. This is welcome news that will help to protect viable jobs that may otherwise have been lost as businesses slowly return to pre-covid activity levels.

There are some changes to the scheme, with further guidance expected in due course.

Key changes will be made to employer contributions from July as outlined below:

If you are uncertain about the changes or need in applying the furlough scheme please get in touch.