COVID-19: Updated furlough scheme guidance

Lubbock Fine, 16 June 2020

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On 12 June 2020, the Government published further guidance on changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which come into effect from July 2020.

Previous update: Introduction of flexible furlough and changes to employer contributions

Furlough contribution breakdown

Included in the new guidance is a monthly breakdown of contributions. This applies when an employee is furloughed 100% of the time.

  July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020
Government contribution (wages)   80% up to £2,500    80% up to      £2,500    70% up to £2,187.50 60% up to £1,875
Government contribution (employer NICs and pension contributions) Yes No No No
Employer contribution (wages) n/a n/a 10% up to £312.50 20% up to £625
Employer contribution (employer NICs and pension contributions)           No Yes Yes Yes
Employee receives 80% up to £2,500 per month 80% up to £2,500 per month 80% up to £2,500 per month 80% up to £2,500 per month


Where can I find the full furlough update?

The Government’s updated furlough scheme guidance can be found here.

How can we help?

If you have any questions regarding the furlough scheme, please contact our Partner Andrew Noton ( or your usual Lubbock Fine contact.

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