On 1 August employer contribution doubled to 20% and will remain at this level until the scheme ends on 30 September 2021.

Employers must now pay 20% of the wages covered by furlough, up to a maximum of £625 a month.

Announced in the 2021 Budget, the furlough scheme was extended to 30 September 2021, with workers continuing to receive 80% of their pay, capped at £2,500 per month.

Figures published last week show 1.9 million people remained on the scheme at the end of June – the lowest number of people on furlough since the scheme was launched in March 2020.

If you have any questions around the recent changes of the furlough scheme, get in touch with our Payroll team on 01788 539000 or 0116 261 0061.


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