The government has announced it will restore furlough payments worth 80 per cent of wages for people unable to work during the new England-wide four week coronavirus lock down.

The second national lockdown will close pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops from Thursday until 2 December up to
Wednesday 2 December and people will be advised to work from home if possible. At the end of the period, the government will look to return to a regional approach, based on the latest data.

Employers small or large, charitable or non-profit, are eligible for the extended Job Retention Scheme, which will continue for a further month.

Businesses will have flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work on a part time basis or furlough them full-time, and will only be asked to cover National Insurance and employer pension contributions which, for the average claim, accounts for just 5% of total employment costs.

The Job Support Scheme, which was scheduled to come in on Sunday 1st November, has been postponed until the furlough scheme ends.

For more detailed explanations please download our support guides below:

Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support

New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

 

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