Reminder of changes to employer’s furlough scheme contributions

Reminder of changes to employer’s furlough scheme contributions

Employers should be aware that the contributions they are required to make under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly known as furlough) change from next month. This change in contributions was part of the Chancellor’s announcement in March when the furlough scheme was extended.

From 1 July, employers will be required to pay 10% of wages, along with employer pension and National Insurance contributions, for any employees who are furloughed. The furlough scheme will pay the remaining 70% of wages.

The amount employers must pay increases to 20% for employees furloughed in August and September, with the furlough scheme paying 60%.

Employers should remember that furlough pay cannot be claimed for any period of notice and the scheme comes to an end on 30 September 2021.

If you have any specific questions, please e-mail and we will try to cover the point when the answer is available.


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