Following the budget the furlough guidance has been updated as below:
the furlough guidance has been updated as follows:
Contributions for the changes from July are laid out here:
Dates when furlough claims must be submitted by are here:
The current guidance is that for periods ending on or before 30 April 2021, you can claim for employees who were employed on 30 October 2020 as long as they were on an RTI submission to HMRC between 20 March 2020 and 30 October 2020. However……..
For periods of furlough starting on or after 1 May 2021, you can claim for employees who were employed on 2 March 2021, as long as you have made an RTI submission to HMRC between 20 March 2020 and 2 March 2021. You do not need to have previously claimed for an employee before the 2nd March 2021 for them to be eligible to be furloughed.
So, from May you are able to place those employees who were on an RTI between 20 March 2020 and 2 March 2021 who you may not have been able to furlough previously as they were not on an RTI submission by 30 October 2020.
Guidance on the above for changes to employees you can claim for is here:
Other: Increase in ‘a weeks pay’ from 6 April 2021. A ‘week’s pay’ used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and various awards including unfair dismissal is to rise from £538 per week to £544 per week.