Furlough information during the Coronavirus Crisis
Are you a worker who has just been placed on furlough?
The Coronavirus crisis has introduced us all to the concept of being furloughed, and for most of us it’s the first time we’ve encountered the term.
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Please note that this is not an official UK government website – I am a furloughed worker myself.
I found it difficult to find relevant and trustworthy information in one place with regards to the furlough scheme.
This site aims to pull together all available information from trustworthy sources on the UK Coronavirus furlough scheme to provide clarity and reassurance for furloughed workers.
The official government site with information on the furlough scheme can be found here.
Furlough and Coronavirus
On Friday 20th March 2020, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak laid out a range of unprecedented measures to protect the UK economy in response to the Coronavirus crisis.
The standout policy was the The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This allows employers to put workers on ‘furlough’ instead of making them redundant.
In essence, this means the government will pay 80% of a furloughed worker’s montly salary for up to 3 months. It’s hoped this will prevent job losses and keep businesses from going under once normality resumes.
🎥 Watch Rishi Sunak introduce his furlough plans
Furlough explained simply:
The UK Government will pay 80% of a furloughed worker’s salary, up to £2,500 a month.