Length of Furlough Leave

How long does furlough leave last and what happens at the end?

How long does furlough leave last?

Furlough leave lasts at least three weeks and an employee can be furloughed multiple times.

The CJRS will be open for an initial period of five months (1 March to the end of July 2020). From August to October 2020 the Scheme will be changed so that furloughed employees can be brought back part-time and more details on this will be published by the end of May 2020.

All furloughed staff should ensure they are in a position to pick up normal (or, in some cases, reduced) duties at any time.

What happens at the end of the furlough?

The intention of CJRS is that employees will be able to go back to work at the end of furlough leave.