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Update from Lawgistics: Furlough the sixth Direction

Date: Friday 05 February 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, have advised that the Treasury has produced its sixth Direction on the furlough scheme.

Firstly, the direction confirms that furlough has been extended until 30 April 2021. Current levels of support to employers remain unchanged.

The direction clarifies the deadlines for submitting a claim for a furlough grant as follows:

  • claims for February 2021 - submit by 15 March 2021
  • claims for March 2021 - submit by 14 April 2021
  • claims for April 2021 - submit by 14 May 2021.

The deadlines for amending submitted claims have been extended as follows:

  • claims made for February 2021 - submit amendments by 29 March 2021
  • claims made for March 2021 - submit amendments by 28 April 2021
  • claims made for April 2021 - submit amendments by 28 May 2021.

The direction also clarifies that, for employees on variable pay, the reference months for March and April 2021 claims are correspondingly March and April 2019, not 2020.

The new amendments reiterate that the furlough grant cannot be claimed in respect of employees working notice terminating their employment.

Finally, HMRC has published the list of employers claiming furlough support for December 2020. The list can be found by CLICKING HERE.