Over recent months the government has announced a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – more commonly referred to as ‘furlough’.
From September the government contribution towards wages is reducing from 80% to 70% up to a maximum of £2,187.50 per month; in October this reduces further to a government contribution of 60% up to a maximum of £1,875. From November the government will not make any financial contribution as the scheme closes on 31st October.
With changes taking place each month it can be confusing to keep on top of what the changes mean to your business and your employees, plus what you need to do.
This is why we have created a helpful guide to answer all the common questions we are being asked, plus to provide an ‘at a glance’ summary of the key dates and what support is available from the government in an infographic.
Amongst other things, the guide includes key dates, bringing people back from furlough, record keeping and mental well-being, calculating holiday pay, plus eligibility criteria and guidance if you are considering redundancies.
This guide answers the questions SMEs are asking right now and has been produced to provide valuable assistance.