Further extension of furlough scheme
9 March 2021
The government’s job retention scheme has been extended until the end of September 2021 and continues to cover up to 80% of an employee's salary for the hours they can't work, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Churches can choose to fully furlough staff or to use flexible furlough arrangements to furlough staff for part of their working week.
For May and June, the government will continue to contribute 80% of salary, and employer retain responsibility to pay national insurance and pension contributions
From July, the government will contribute 70% and employers will have to pay 10% for hours not worked
In August and September the government will pay 60% and employers 20%
Click here for full details of the current scheme
A quick reminder that our Guide for Churches as Employers contains more detailed information on dealing with staff in relation to working from home, self-isolation, sick pay and furlough arrangements.