The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of November with the Job Support Scheme being postponed until the furlough scheme ends. Key points are:

  • The government will pay 80% of employee’s wages up to a cap of £2,500 for November with employers covering the cost of pension contributions and National Insurance;
  • Employees don’t need to have been furloughed before to qualify for furlough in November;
  • Employees need to be on their employer’s payroll by 23:59 on 30 October 2020;
  • Flexible furloughing is allowed as well as full-time furloughing;
  • Employers’ claims have to be for a minimum period of 7 consecutive days;
  • Employers can choose to “top up” wages .

Further guidance is due to be published including details of when employers can claim for furlough in November. We will keep you updated when the guidance is issued.