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Coronavirus Update - All change for the Furlough scheme (July 2021)

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme commenced in March 2020 and was implemented to help businesses during the pandemic. The Scheme allowed employers to place employees on furlough and only pay them 80% of their wages up to a maximum of £2500.

Until the 30th June, employers were able to claim the above amount from the scheme.

However, this is now changing and as from 1st July 2021, the amount that employers can claim from the scheme will be reduced to 70% of wages up to a maximum of £2187.50 and as from 1st August it will be further reduced to 60% of wages up to a maximum of £1875.

Any employee on furlough is still entitled to receive 80% of their wages up to a maximum of £2500 and therefore the employers are required to fund the difference. 

The scheme is due to finish on the 30th September 2021.


If you require advice on this or any other employment law related issue, please contact the Employment team at Downs Solicitors.