Should furlough be extended?
Clarification regarding furlough is desperately needed to help those on a dangerous precipice with their personal and business finances. With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme end date snow piercing towards No.11 Rishi Sunak needs to take action and an extension of Government support shouldn't be dismissed. The issue of furlough extension was raised in the House of Commons only last week during PMQ's where Boris Johnson rejected the idea and su
Chancellor announces further Job Retention measures. On 5th November, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the furlough scheme (also known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)) will be extended until 31st March 2021. This scheme will operate as follows: Employees and workers on PAYE payroll on 30th October will qualify 80% of wages for non-worked hours will be reimbursed up to a £2,500 cap. Employers must pay NICs and pension contributions. Reimbursement rate to be
Furlough: Know your employment and redundancy rights as tribunals look to hit 500,000 by spring FURLOUGH rules are something many people have had to adapt to and wrap their heads around very quickly this year as coronavirus took hold of companies. Rishi Sunak has altered and extended the furlough scheme many times to keep the economy afloat and this has resulted in a worrying amount of confusion and conflict. Between April and June 2020, the number of employment tribunals inv
6 April 2020 What is furlough?
The word ‘furlough’ means temporary leave of absence from work. This can be due to economic conditions affecting one company, or matters affecting the whole country.
Until now the expression has not carried any meaning in UK employment law but has been temporarily introduced in response to the unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This does not mean that the fundamentals of employment law have changed, simply that this sche