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Changes to the Furlough Scheme for July 2021

Changes to the Furlough Scheme for July 2021

In our latest accounting and bookkeeping news article, we examine the recent changes being made to the Furlough scheme in the UK from July 2021, what is changing in the scheme and what it means for you and your business.

What’s Changing for Employers in The Furlough Scheme?

From 1st July 2021 the level of grant that can be received from the Furlough Scheme will be reduced.

Previously, employers have been able to claim 80% of employee’s wages (up to £2,500 per employee) each month and have only needed to contribute National Insurance and Pensions (if any).

However, from 1st July 2021 the amount you can claim has reduced to 70% (up to £2,187.50 per employee) and the employer must now contribute at least 10% (up to £312.50) of the employee’s monthly salary.

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The Future for the Furlough Scheme

Over the next few months, the Furlough scheme will keep reducing and is currently due to finish at the end of September 2021. This will mean that employers will need to start bringing back their workforce and will need to ensure they have the funds available to pay all staff.

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