How to maintain reputation while navigating closure of the furlough scheme
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Natalie McEvoy
Natalie McEvoy is counsel at Slateford with extensive experience across the spectrum of reputation protection

From 1 July 2021, the rules of the government’s furlough scheme changed to require a small employer contribution. An employee who is still not working will continue to receive a stable 80% of their former working salary, but in the month of July, 10% of that will come from the employer (70% from the government) and come August and September, 20% will be employer-paid (60% government contributed). The furlough scheme is due to close completely in September, bringing to an end 19 months of government subsidies designed to keep workers safely at home.


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