7th October 2021

The end of furlough: what does HR need to know?

With just one day before the job retention scheme ends, People Management asked experts what next steps businesses should be taking.

Over a year and a half after it was first announced, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is finally coming to an end. Tomorrow (30 September) will be the last day employers can claim financial support to pay the wages of staff who are not working.

The number of people on furlough has been steadily declining as restrictions have dropped and the economy picks up. But at the end of July figures from the Office for National Statistics showed there were still 1.6 million on either full or partial furlough, and one think tank has warned that there could still be a million on the scheme when it finally closes.

Read the full article here https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/end-furlough-what-does-hr-need-know