Furlough starts to wind down from 1 July as number of employees on furlough continues to fall (JRS)
Updated: Jun 16, 2021
Employer contributions towards furloughed staff will begin to increase from July as the government continue with their plan to gradually wind the scheme down as restrictions are lifted.
From July 1, 2021, the Treasury will decrease its support from 80% to 70% per employee for hours not worked. This means employers will need to pay a minimum of 10% of the salary for any hours not worked by the employee while continuing to pay National Insurance and pension contributions.
The Government's own statistics show that despite around 3.4 million people currently still on the Job Protection Scheme, the number fell by over a million between March and April, and a further reduction for May also looks likely.
As always, please contact our payroll team for any JRS queries who will be happy to help.