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Furlough Guidance Update

Furlough Guidance Update

HMRC has updated guidance around furloughing employees. Employers can furlough employees whose health has been affected by COVID-19 or any other conditions, including those who are unable to work from home, who work reduced hours, because they:

  • are clinically extremely vulnerable, or at the highest risk of severe illness from coronavirus and following public health guidance
  • have caring responsibilities resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19), such as caring for children who are at home as a result of school and childcare facilities closing, or caring for a vulnerable individual in their household

This makes is clear that parents who stay at home to look after school-age children are eligible to be furloughed.

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