Changes to furlough scheme

Changes to furlough scheme

Summary of the main changes planned for the furlough scheme, ahead of detailed guidance expected from the Government on 12 June

Employers to share costs of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and SEISS extended

Employers to share costs of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and SEISS extended

Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Flexible Furlough scheme introduced from 1 July, employers to gradually increase their contribution to wage costs beginning with NI and employer pension contribution costs and rising to 20% by October when the scheme will end. Self Employment Income Support Scheme extended, now ending in August, with a single payment of up to £6,570 to cover June, July and August.

Plans to reopen retail from 15 June

Plans to reopen retail from 15 June

Plans to reopen retail in a safe and secure manner providing the Government’s five key tests are met, retailers conduct risk assessments and comply with COVID-19 Secure guidelines for shops and branches.

Government outlines plans for reopening society

Government outlines plans for reopening society

The government outlines the first steps society will take to safely restart the economy and stresses that all steps are conditional on keeping the virus under control. Calls for clear guidance on Covid secure status and phasing of government support required.