After several previous extensions, 30 September 2021 finally marks the official end of the furlough scheme.
It’s important that employers make sure they now communicate with any employees who are still on furlough, whether flexi or full, to properly mark the end of the scheme.
Our HR & Employment Law experts have pulled together some essential resources for every employer to help them get to grips with the choices they have ahead of the deadline.
End of furlough: next steps for employers – our overview takes a look at the essential next steps you need to take as you remove people from furlough.
The end of furlough: your options explored – a quick flowchart to simply explain what options are available to you as an employer as furlough ends.
End of furlough – confirmation of agreement letter* – even if your written furlough agreement states that it will automatically end with the government’s ending of the scheme, it’s still good practice to write to your employees and confirm that you’re removing them from furlough and confirm arrangements around their return to work with this template letter.
End of furlough – bringing agreement to an end* – if your furlough agreement didn’t stipulate when it would end, then you need to write to furloughed employees to take them off furlough to avoid the risk of the agreement running past the expiry of the scheme. Use this letter to officially end your furlough agreement with your employees.
And remember, if you’ve got any questions about how these legal updates are likely to affect you and your business, you can call our advice line 24/7, 365 days a year on 0345 844 4848.