Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme "Furlough"
Please note that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be ending on 30 September 2021. Claims for September must be submitted by 14 October 2021 and any amendments must be made by 28 October 2021. From 1 August 2021, the government will pay 60% of wages up to a maximum cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough.
You may be eligible to apply for payments from the Insolvency Service if you were put on furlough and then made redundant because your employer is now insolvent. Your employer does have the right to make you redundant while you are on furlough or afterwards. However, they must follow legal redundancy processes, such as consultation and protection against unfair dismissal.
You have certain rights when you’re made redundant. These include getting redundancy pay, a paid notice period and any money your employer owes you (for example, unpaid wages). You still have these rights even though you were put on furlough when you were made redundant.