For all of those not aware, if you have not Furloughed any employee, or an employee since the scheme began then you can do so, but only until Wednesday 10th June. After this time, you will not be able to Furlough new entrants, as employees must have been Furloughed for a minimum of three weeks prior to 1st July to be eligible for the Flexible Furlough Scheme.
If you wish to take advantage of the Flexible Furlough Scheme being introduced on the 1st July 2020, you will need to have Furloughed any employee you wish to bring back part time for at least 3 weeks, meaning they must be Furloughed before this Wednesday.
The Flexible Furlough scheme gives employers the opportunity to have employees Furloughed part time and working part time as well as claiming 80% of their wages for the hours they aren’t working. This is an opportunity to plan a phased return to work for previously Furloughed employees and reduce redundancies. Further guidance on this scheme will be out on Friday 12th June.
It is important to remember to get written confirmation and agreement from any employees you wish to Furlough.