Further Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Don’t forget the further changes to Furlough scheme from 1 August 2021, when the level of grant will be reduced to 60% and you will be asked to contribute 20% towards the cost of your furloughed employees’ wages. To be eligible for the grant you must continue to pay your furloughed employees 80% of their wages, up to a cap of £2,500 per month for the time they spend on furlough. Wage caps are proportional to the hours not worked.

AUGUST 2021
GOVERNMENT PAYS FOR HOURS NOT WORKED 60% UP TO £1875
EMPLOYER PAYS FOR ERS NIC AND PENSION YES
EMPLOYER PAYS FOR HOURS NOT WORKED 20% UP TO £625
FOR HOURS NOT WORKED EMPLOYEE RECEIVES 80% UP TO £2500

SEPTEMBER 2021
GOVERNMENT PAYS FOR HOURS NOT WORKED 60% UP TO £1875
EMPLOYER PAYS FOR ERS NIC AND PENSION YES
EMPLOYER PAYS FOR HOURS NOT WORKED 20% UP TO £625
FOR HOURS NOT WORKED EMPLOYEE RECEIVES 80% UP TO £2500

You can continue to choose to top up your employees’ wages above the 80% total and £2,500 cap for the hours not worked at your own expense.
This furlough scheme is then due to close on 30th September 2021. The deadline for your August furlough claim is 16th September. The deadline for your September furlough claim is 14th October 2021.

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