This week the Chancellor has confirmed that the furlough scheme will now be extended until October of this year. It was due to end by 30th June.
There will, however, be changes to the scheme, and it is telling that the Chancellor made reference to employers making a contribution to the furlough payments. Other than making a reference to the employers contributing, there is currently no more detail. The changes will also include the ability for furloughed employees to work on a part time basis.
The changes to the scheme will come into force in August, and the full details of the changes to the scheme are expected from the government by the end of this month.