August Furlough changes

Published:  02 August, 2021

Garages and all other businesses still using the furlough scheme have since yesterday (Sunday 1 August) been required to make larger contributions towards paying their staff.

While employees would still receive 80% of their usual pay, the government now pay only 60% towards the scheme, with employers required to pay 20% up to the £2,500 limit. This drops from the 70% the government was contributing between 1 July and 1 August.

Employers were already required to continue paying pension and National Insurance contributions as part of the arrangement.

The furlough is still due to expire on 30 September, although it has been extended four times already.

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