Update on flexible furloughing – now from 1 July

The Government has published a new document on the extended furlough scheme, detailing the measures to improve its flexibility. Of note is that the date for flexibility has been brought forward to 1 July.

  • From 1 July, employers can bring back to work employees that have previously been furloughed for any amount of time and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim CJRS grant for their normal hours not worked.
  • From 1 July, employers will be able to agree any working arrangements with previously furloughed employees.
  • When claiming the CJRS grant for furloughed hours, employers will need to report and claim for a minimum period of a week. Those making claims for longer periods, e.g. for those on monthly or two weekly cycles, will be able to do so.
  • Further guidance on flexible furloughing and how employers should calculate claims was published on 12 June – read more.