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Furlough scheme ends tomorrow

Posted on: September 29th, 2021 by Ginny Hallam

The furlough and statutory sick pay rebate schemes will finally come to a close tomorrow (30 September). Here’s what you need to know:

Ending furlough – unless your furlough agreement says otherwise, there’s no minimum notice required to inform employees their period of furlough is ending and you should end any furlough agreements in writing.

Redundancy – if you’re left with no other option but to consider making redundancies with furlough support removed, following a fair and robust process is paramount. We’ve provided extensive practical insight to help you tackle the process proactively, pragmatically, and secure the right outcome for your business and your people.

SSP rebate scheme – set up to allow you to reclaim up to two weeks’ SSP paid to current (or former) employees absent from work due to reasons associated with coronavirus (reasons listed here):

  1. The scheme is ending tomorrow meaning you can only claim for employees who were absent on or before 30 September 2021
  2. You’ll have until 31 December 2021 to submit or amend any claims
  3. To be eligible for the scheme you must have had fewer than 250 employees on 28 February 2020 across all PAYE payroll schemes (your PAYE payroll scheme must have been created on or before 28 February 2020)

Get in touch if you need advice or support on how the end to furlough will impact your business.


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (29 September 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.