Until 30 June 2021, the UK government will continue contributing 80% of an employee’s wages for furloughed employees, capped at £2,500, but from 1 July this contribution will reduce on a sliding scale until the scheme ends at the end of September. For July, employers will only be able to claim 70% of wages for
Furlough and Redundancy
Is Furlough a Route to Redundancy?
The purpose of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme was to ensure that employers retain and continue to pay staff during the lockdown, but as the impact of COVID continues to bite, are redundancies inevitable? Is Furlough just postponing the inevitable? Since April staff have been entitled to benefit from a paid period of leave, with