July 6th, 2020
Businesses have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part time from 1 July as part of the government’s plan to re-open the UK and kick-start our economy.
From 1 July, businesses can bring furloughed employees back to work on a part-time basis.
Firms will be given the flexibility to decide the hours and shifts of their employees, with the government continuing to pay 80% of salaries for the hours they do not work.
The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has so far helped protect more than 9.3 million jobs through the pandemic, with employers claiming more than £25.5 billion to support wages.
The scheme will remain open until the end of October and will continue to support jobs and business in a measured way as people return to work, the economy reopens and the country moves to the next stage of its recovery.