Covid - 19  

  • The scheme will close to anyone who has not been furloughed for 3 weeks by 30 June 2020
  • A claim must be made by 31 July, for any periods of furlough up until 30 June - this applies to both employees furloughed for the first time and those who have previously been furloughed and claimed for

Rules of the scheme changing from 1 July

  • Periods of furlough that straddle 1 July are treated as ending 30 June. The scheme then 'restarts' under the new scheme as at 1 July
  • Claims under the new scheme must be made by 31 July & not claimed until 1 July
  • Employers wishing to claim for furlough periods for both June & July, must make two separate claims. 30 June claims must be submitted before the periods from 1 July
  • Claims cannot be made more than 14 days before the end of the claim period. For example, claims with and end date 31 July, cannot be made until 18 July
  • Furlough periods up to 30 June must last at least 21 days
  • From 1 July, employees can work and furloughed in the same pay period & even the same day