Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

hm treasury

People on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the government’s furlough scheme.

 

Parents on statutory maternity and paternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for furlough scheme even after 10 June cut-off date

 

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until October, with new flexibilities introduced from 1 July to support the economy by allowing furloughed employees to return to work part-time.

 

To enable the introduction of part-time furloughing, and support those already furloughed back to work, claims from July onwards will be restricted to employers currently using the scheme and previously furloughed employees. This means people must be on the furlough scheme by 10 June.

 

However, the government confirmed on 9 June that parents on statutory maternity and paternity leave who return to work in the coming months after a long period of absence will be permitted to be furloughed.

 

This will only apply where they work for an employer who has previously furloughed employees.