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Government support packages

Furlough has been a lifeline for many business but it has drawbacks and complications.

As restrictions lift and the economy recovers, employers should expect 2021 to bring increased scrutiny over furlough decisions and calculations and the likely tapering down or ending of government support.

We have produced a set of useful FAQs on the Government’s Job Retention Scheme and you can view the official guidance for employers here

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Furlough scheme extended to September 2021

04 March 2021

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extension of the furlough scheme for all sectors until 30 September 2021, with employer contributions gradually increasing from 1 July.

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Furloughing employees - FAQs for employers on the coronavirus job retention scheme

03 March 2021

The furlough scheme has once more been extended and will now end on 30 September 2021, with employer contributions gradually increasing from July onwards. These FAQs cover all aspects of how the scheme operates.

Employer & employee relations

Our advice on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how employers should respond in the UK and internationally.

Furloughing

Our advice on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how employers should respond in the UK and internationally.

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