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Pre-Christmas furlough extension stems the tide of redundancies

2021-03-28T20:56:40+00:00

Extending the furlough scheme until the end of April 2021 is showing evidence of minimising redundancies, a report claims. To help avoid redundancies, the furlough scheme offers employers 80% towards furloughed workers’ wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 a month, currently until 30 April 2021. Employers are still required to pay [...]

Pre-Christmas furlough extension stems the tide of redundancies2021-03-28T20:56:40+00:00

Furlough scheme extended until the end of March 2021

2021-03-28T20:59:05+00:00

The scheme has been extended until 31 March 2021, following a temporary extension last month. The furlough scheme was initially extended until 2 December 2020, prior to a second national lockdown in England. That guaranteed furloughed workers 80% of their salary – up to £2,500 – for hours not worked during the [...]

Furlough scheme extended until the end of March 20212021-03-28T20:59:05+00:00

Government extends furlough scheme ahead of lockdown in England

2021-03-28T21:00:41+00:00

The Government has extended the furlough scheme for employers until 30 November 2020, as a second lockdown in England looms to slow the resurgence of COVID-19. Hours before the initiative was due to close on 31 October 2020, plans for the job support furlough scheme to start from 1 November 2020 were [...]

Government extends furlough scheme ahead of lockdown in England2021-03-28T21:00:41+00:00

Fraudulent furlough claims or those paid in error cost £3.5bn

2021-03-28T21:01:51+00:00

Up to £3.5 billion in payments made to employers under the furlough scheme might have been fraudulently claimed or paid in error, HMRC has said. The scheme was launched at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020 and paid 80% of furloughed workers’ wages, up to £2,500 a month. More [...]

Fraudulent furlough claims or those paid in error cost £3.5bn2021-03-28T21:01:51+00:00
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