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Furlough scheme

Extended Job Retention and self-employed schemes - to September 2021

The flexible furlough scheme is extended till September 2021 with changes to the current scheme (as at March 2021) from July 2021. You can find more information here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

The scheme will cover 80% of wages for hours worked tapering to 60% over the coming months to September. Employers will only be asked to cover National Insurance and employer pension contributions for hours not worked.  Businesses can place their workers on part-time hours and claim furlough payments on the hours not worked, thereby still enabling your workforce to earn 80% of their usual pay, capped at £2500 per month.  Employers can bring back employees that were made redundant, provided they were on the payroll in October 2020.

Isolation notes

For details on how to obtain an isolation note, click here

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) isolation payments to staff

It is important to note that failing to self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19, or being exposed to someone who has, is now a criminal offence. 

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