1st September 2020
Changes to the furlough scheme – the government will pay 70% of wages up to a cap of £2,187 for the hours an employee is on furlough and employers will pay employer National Insurance Contributions and pension contributions for the hours the employee is on furlough. In addition to this, employers will need to contribute 10% to furlough pay for employees. Employees cannot be asked to accept 70% on the furlough scheme.
15th September 2020
This is the last recommended date for conducting collective consultations for 99 or more employees, for a minimum of 45 days prior to the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on October the 31st 2020.