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 four months (1 March to the end of June 2020). The CJRS has been extended to October 2020 with the Scheme continuing in its current form until 30th June 2020. From July to October 2020 the Scheme will be changed so that furloughed employees can be brought back part-time and the amount that HMRC will reimburse will fall in August, September and October 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.