The Job Retention Scheme, also known as furlough, has been extended until 30 September 2021.
It will pay 80% of your salary for your normal hours which you can’t work, up to £2,500 a month.
For example, if you are unable to work at all, you will get 80% of your normal salary, up to £2,500 a month.
If you can work half your normal hours, you will be paid as normal for these. You will also be paid 80% of your salary for the half of your hours you’re not working, which in this case would be 40% of your normal salary.
The money for your hours not worked will be paid for by the government and your employer will not have to make any contributions towards this.
Your employer will continue to make the associated employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contributions.
Your employer can put you on the Job Retention Scheme as long as you were employed and on the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) payroll on 30 October 2020. This scheme applies across all regions of the UK.
From July, your employer will be asked to contribute more to your salary, but you will still get the same amount.