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Furlough Scheme Update: Changes to the Scheme from 1 July 2020

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Furlough Scheme Update: Changes to the Scheme from 1 July 2020

On 12 May, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention, or “furlough” Scheme was to be extended, providing additional support for wages until October. In that announcement he said that the scheme under current rules would be extended until the end of July, but thereafter there would be a winding down of the scheme, with employers required to contribute and part time working being a possibility. On 29 May the Chancellor added a little more meat to the bones of this announcement, and also changed it slightly in response to pressure from business groups. We are still awaiting the updates to the Treasury Direction and the Employer’s Guidance which are expected by 12 June.

Jessica Piper from Ashtons Legal’s Employment Law team and Lucy Pakes from Ashtons HR Consulting host a free webinar to discuss the changes to the Furlough Scheme which come into force on 1 July as announced by the UK Government on 29 May 2020. They will take an in-depth look at the extension to the scheme, the rules that will apply and how things have changed following the release of the guidance on 12 June.

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