Late last week the Government published the first full guidance on the new flexible furlough scheme coming into force on 1 July. Joanne Moseley, senior associate solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, examines the key details.
Employers that believe they may have abused the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will have a 30-day period to admit their mistakes under plans being fast-tracked through Parliament.
More than a million people fell through the cracks of the government's coronavirus support schemes for employees and the self-employed.
Flexible furlough guidance published by HM Revenue and Customs on Friday night reveals that from 1 July employees will no longer have to be furloughed for a minimum period of three weeks.
Practical guidance on making redundancies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic when employees have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, including consulting employees, issues around selection, notice pay and redundancy payments.
Retail, wholesale, accommodation and food services businesses have been the biggest users of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, together putting around three million people on furlough and claiming roughly £5.8bn in wage subsidies, HM Revenue & Customs has revealed.
Parents who are on statutory maternity and paternity leave and due to return to work in the next few months will still be eligible for the furlough scheme after it otherwise closes to new entrants today.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme/Furlough leave.