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Furlough scheme extended until 30th April 2021

17 December 2020 | Cecily Donoghue

The Government announced today a further extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough).

  • The scheme will remain open until the 30th April 2021; and
  • The Government will maintain contributions at 80% (up to the cap) for hours not worked.

Furlough scheme costs

It was anticipated that employers may be required to contribute towards furlough costs, as was the case in Autumn this year. However until  30th April 2021 employers will only be required to pay NICS and pensions for the hours not worked.

Remember that from 1st December employers cannot recover furlough during any period of notice.

You can read the full government announcement on the website.

Specialist Employment Law advice

If you have any questions about these issues, or any other employment query, please contact Nick Jones or Cecily Donoghue by calling 0117 906 9400 or email

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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