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Changes to the Furlough Scheme from August 2021

Changes to the Furlough Scheme from August 2021

In our latest accounting and bookkeeping news article, we examine the changes being made to the Furlough scheme in the UK from August 2021 and details what impact it will have for you and your business.

How Is The Furlough Scheme Changing?

From 1st August 2021 the level of grant that can be received from the Furlough Scheme will be further reduced to 60%.

For July 2021, employers were able to claim 70% of employee’s wages (up to £2,187.50 per employee).

However, from 1st August 2021 the amount you can claim has reduced to 60% (up to £1,875 per employee) and the employer must now contribute at least 20% (up to £625) of the employee’s monthly salary.

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What Next for the Furlough Scheme?

The final month that employers can claim Furlough for is September 2021 with the deadline for the final month being 14th October 2021 – act fast now so you don’t miss out!

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