The Chancellor has this afternoon announced changes to the furlough scheme - with a tapering down of support from the end of July to October when the scheme will close.

From August employers will be expected to cover the cost of pension contributions and national insurance.

The employer contribution will be increased to 10% of furlough costs in September and 20% in October.

As widely anticipated employees will be able to work part-time and be furloughed from July - which will be welcomed by many employers.

We will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 2 June at 12.30 to discuss the recent changes to the Scheme. Please RSVP here.

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