Rishi Sunak announced on 5th November that the Furlough scheme has been extended, and will remain in place until the end of March.
5th November updates:
To qualify for furlough:
- Employees need to have been on RTI submission before 30th October
- Employees P45’d before the 23rd September do not qualify
- However, employees P45’d after this date can be reinstated and placed on furlough
If we process your payroll, you must contact us immediately if you intend to furlough or flexi-furlough any staff for November. This is because we need to do calculations before we run the payroll based on new legislation. We only need notification of your intention to furlough we do not need your full payroll (unless you can provide this).
If you are furloughed, please ensure that you are regularly checking your emails, as we will be in contact about your payroll.
We can make claims from 11th November. All claims must be submitted by 14th December. Subsequence months must be submitted by the 14th of the following month.
Previous November updates on the Furlough Scheme:
- Furlough will be based on the same rules as August. This is 80% pay of the wages with a cap of £2500. No NI or Pension is claimable. This also means “Flexi Furlough” applies, so employees can work reduced hours or days
- Employers need a PAYE Scheme and UK Bank, they do not have needed to have submitted a previous claim
- Employees had to have been on an RTI by 30th October to qualify – this means they do not have to have been furloughed before
- Pay can be topped up again to 100%
- No guidelines have currently been released on what pay will be for variable paid staff
- There is no gap between the end of the last scheme and the start of lockdown
Please note that full updates will be released on 10th November.
Read the full HMRC update to the Furlough scheme.