Just before the weekend the government issued its latest update to the ever-evolving Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), hailing the latest evolution: flexible furloughing.
Under the flexible furlough scheme employees can work for some of the week and be furloughed for the rest, in proportions decided between employee and employer.
Another significant change in these latest announcements is that the minimum three week period for furlough will be removed (as of 1 July 2020). There is no minimum period, although any claim through the CJRS portal must be in respect of a minimum one week period (ie employers can only put in four claims a month, not 31).
Many furloughed employees will be sighing relief that they no longer need to avoid doing any work for the employer under the flexible furlough scheme and can take their first steps back to normality, but equally it is likely to make those responsible for payroll shudder at the thought of the calculations needed...
The official gov.uk guidance is spread over a number of different webpages, some new and some being updated versions of previous guidance, making it rather complex to understand.
We've compiled a (hopefully!) easy to follow compilation of the guidance that has changed, or is new.
Click here to read it.