Nigel Holland
Nigel Holland

“The Job Retention Scheme rules are changing. Staff can be brought back to work from 1 July and still claim the Furlough Grant for periods not worked.

10 June is the final date when an employer needs to agree with an employee that they can be furloughed.

It was widely expected that this scheme would come to a close shortly.”

The government is doing this bit by bit as expected.”

Nigel Holland

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing:

From 1 July, employers can bring back to work employees that have previously been furloughed for any amount of time and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grant for their normal hours not worked. When claiming the grant for furloughed hours employers will need to report and claim for a minimum period of a week.

The scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June. From this point onwards, employers will only be able to furlough employees that they have furloughed for a full 3 week period prior to 30 June.

This means that the final date by which an employer needs to agree with their employee and ensure they place them on furlough is 10 June. Employers will have until 31 July to make any claims in respect of the period to 30 June.

Further guidance on flexible furloughing and how employers should calculate claims will be published on 12 June. Find out more information on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing.