Last updated: 19th March 2021
Please refer to the government website for the latest up to date information,
So what do you need to know?
The scheme will run until the end of September. The Scheme will pay 80% of an employee’s wages up to a cap of £2500. The employer will foot the bill for NI, pension, holiday accruals and, if they would like to and are able to, topping up their staff’s wages.
The flexible approach is also continued, meaning that if an employee works then the employer pays for those hours and the scheme will cover the remaining hours up to their usual hours.
Eligibility: Up until the first extension period 30th April 2021 employees needed to be on the RTI submission by the 30th October 2020. For periods after the 1st May 2021 it has been extended to cover all employees that were on an RTI submission on or before the 2nd March 2021.
Details are found here:
ACAS is advising to reissue agreements templates can be found here https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus/furlough-scheme-pay/start-extend-end-furlough
Flexi Furlough Module Users:
For those that used our Flexi furlough module (also known as furlough pay), this module has now been updated with the ability to add people onto furlough up until End of June 2021 after this date the employer contributions are due to increase so we will add that into the system in due course. You will need to set your employees onto Furlough and then only schedule them for the hours they are due to work the rest will be worked out for you and visible in the accounts export report. If you are a new customer you might require to provide your furlough reference figures to us please contact accounts for more information on this
Non-Flexi Furlough Module Users:
If you would like to activate this module please get in touch with your account manager or firstname.lastname@example.org it's a one-off fee of £100 + VAT activation per site and we will advise you on requirements.
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