Real Employment Law Advice

Furlough Scheme Extension Updated Guidance

The furlough extension scheme guidance was published on the 10th November 2020 and updates followed late on the 13th November 2020.

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the key information about the scheme including:

  • Points to note that differ from the previous scheme
  • Changes to the scheme which will come into effect on the 1st December 2020
  • Why you cannot claim for a period of notice after the 1st December 2020
  • Who employers can claim for
  • How the scheme works with regards to holidays
  • What the reference period is for calculating wages

Action to take

Employers who want to use the scheme must write to staff to seek agreement for a continued period of furlough.

Many employers will have already written to employees to tell them that the furlough scheme was ending, and their period of furlough or flexible furlough would be coming to an end. You will therefore need to enter into a new agreement with them for the new period of furlough extension.

We have produced a Free Template Letter which you can use – download your free copy HERE.

As always if you have any questions or you need specific advice please contact us directly on 01983 897003 or by email to: alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

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