Changes to the furlough scheme as employers now pay 10%

Changes to the government’s furlough scheme come into force today.

The change doesn’t affect people’s pay, but employers are now being asked to contribute 10% of furlough pay, and that percentage goes up to 20% in August.

Official figures show around 3.4 million people are currently on furlough, and the scheme has supported around 11.5 million jobs throughout the whole pandemic.

Head of Employment Law at Citation, Gill McAteer has been telling Alicia more about the changes and how businesses may be affected..

Tanya Francis 1st July 2021


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