On 3 March 2021, it was announced in the Budget that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), or Furlough Scheme, will be extended for a further five months until 30th September 2021.

While overall the CJRS continues unchanged, with both full and flexible furlough remaining possible, employers will now be required to contribute.

From July 2021, the amount of grant will be reduced each month with Employers expected to contribute towards the cost of furloughed workers’ wages. The contribution required will be 10% of wages for hours not worked in July and August 2021, increasing to 20% for September 2021.

 

Changes to the level of grant from 1 July 2021

 

Until the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, workers who are furloughed will continue to receive 80% of their wages for hours they do not work up to the cap of £2,500 per month.

Regarding Claims for furlough days in May 2021, these must be made by 14 June 2021.

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