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Fast furlough following national lockdown

Posted on: January 5th, 2021 by Ginny Hallam

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, England will enter a third national lockdown with the list of businesses required to close featuring here. The restrictions are set to be in place until at least 15 February 2021.

If you’re forced to make use of the extended furlough scheme (currently available to 30 April 2021) as a result of the lockdown, remember to secure all furlough agreements in writing and in advance of placing employees on furlough. Without such steps you will not be able to claim the furlough reimbursement for the relevant period.

Useful links:

  1. Last night’s announcement
  2. Furlough rules
  3. List of businesses to close

Click here for more information about how we can support you with template furlough letters and FAQs.


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (5 January 2021), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.