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Further extension of furlough leave to end of April 2021

Further extension of furlough leave to end of April 2021
Richard Hiron Dec 17,2020
blog post

Ahead of the promised announcement on the future of furlough leave in January 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has today announced that the furlough leave scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021.

The government's contribution of 80% towards pay will also continue, provided that the existing eligibility criteria for claiming the grant are met.

Additionally, the deadline for submitting claims for April 2021 will be 14 May 2021. The submission deadlines are therefore:-

Furlough claim period:

Claim must be submitted by:

November 2020

14 December 2020

December 2020

14 January 2021

January 2021

15 February 2021

February 2021

15 March 2021

March 2021

14 April 2021

April 2021

14 May 2021


Find out more about the reasonable excuses for not meeting these deadlines from our earlier blog here.