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Furlough Guidance Amended

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The extended Furlough Guidance has been amended less than 48 hours after being issued.

It corrects a discrepancy regarding the expiry of fixed term contracts and rehiring. There was a clash between the guidance notes which referred to the relevant date as 23 September and also 23 October. It is now confirmed as 23 September.

It also corrects the TUPE error I sent a bulletin out about on Wednesday. It clarifies that TUPEd employees are eligible for furlough if they:

  • transferred from their old employer to their new employer on or after 1 September 2020
  • were employed by either their old employer or new employer on 30 October 2020
  • are on a PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC, by their old or new employer between 20 March 2020 and 30 October 2020, notifying a payment of earnings for that employee

I have recorded another video on Furlough (to join Wednesday's video on Agreeing to Furlough Employees) on Taking or Imposing Holiday while on Furlough.

Thanks to Amanda Steadman of BDBF for tweeting about these changes.