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Furlough Scheme extended until September 2021

Posted on 03rd March 2021 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor
Furlough Scheme extended until September 2021

The Government has confirmed that in the 2021 Budget the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September 2021.

The scheme was previously due to end at the end of April, but under the Governments new roadmap for lifting lockdown restirctions Rishi Sunak said that the extension is to help millions through "the challenging months ahead".

Under the extension rules employees will continue to be entitled to 80% of their pay, subject to monthly cap of £2,500. However employers will be expected to pay for 10% of a furloughed worker’s wages in July, rising to 20% in August and September.

Acess to grants for self-employed people will also be widened, helping more than 600,000 self employed people through the easing of restrictions.

Rishi Sunak also said that "There's now light at the end of the tunnel with a roadmap for reopening, so it's only right that we continue to help business and individuals through the challenging months ahead - and beyond." However, he is expected to warn in his Budget that there are tough economic times ahead.

 

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