Furlough Scheme Extended to 30 April 2021

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended for an extra month, until the end of April 2021.

He has also announced the government will continue to pay up to 80% of wages until the end of the scheme. When the scheme was extended to 31 March, the government committed to that level of contribution only until the end of January, with the level of contribution after that date to be subject to a later review.

For the full announcement from the Treasury, click here.