Furlough Bonus Scheme for Employers

On Wednesday 8th July the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has offered firms a £1,000 bonus for every furloughed employee they keep on until the end of January, and pay at least £520 a month. 

The government’s furlough scheme will close in October. The scheme has been paying up to 80% of the wages of nine million people who can’t work because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Furloughed employees can now go back to work part-time, and from August, employers will have to pay National Insurance and pension contributions for their staff. 

In September, they will have to pay 10% of their furloughed employees’ salaries – rising to 20% in October. 

To find out more about this scheme click the link below and scroll to  

Section 3.1/Job Retention Bonus /Policy Decisions 


If you require any further information regarding funding or business support, please contact 

Alison Clark  

Covid-19 Response Coordinator 

Tiree Community Development Trust  

E: alison@tireetrust.org.uk 

T: 07741 489 959 

Furlough Bonus Scheme for Employers
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