Extended Furlough Scheme Update

The Government have announced an extension to the Furlough Scheme until 30 April 2021. This has been extended for an additional month as it was originally due to end on 31 March 2021. The Government have also announced that the employer contributions will remain at 80% throughout this period. The Government had previously indicated that it would review employer contributions in January 2021 however this review has been set aside given the confirmation that the employers contributions will remain as they are.

This short update is likely to be welcomed by employers who were facing uncertainty about the short-term plans for their staff giving them some stability in the near future.

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