You may have seen that the government has made a last minute decision to extend the furlough scheme.  The government has said that the extended furlough scheme will remain open until December.  As a result of this extension, the start of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be delayed so that it starts after the end of the extended furlough scheme.

[For an employer where there is already a JSS agreement in place]  Although we are grateful to you for agreeing to enter into the JSS scheme, we now need to ask that you agree to be furloughed until December instead.  This has the advantage of ensuring that you receive a higher percentage of capped pay than was available under the JSS scheme.   I should be grateful if you could reply to this email confirming your agreement to remain on furlough until December on the existing furlough pay [and hours].

[For an employer where no JSS agreement is in place and employee already on furlough]: As you are already on furlough/flexi-furlough, we propose to continue the existing furlough arrangements until December.  I should be grateful if you could reply to this email confirming your agreement to remain on furlough until December on the existing furlough pay [and hours].

[For an employer where no JSS agreement is in place and employee not on furlough]: Given the impact that the lockdown is likely to have on our business, we would like to ask that you to agree to be furloughed/flexi-furloughed until December.  I have attached a letter setting out the arrangements we would ask you to agree.  This reflects the arrangements we have in place with other furloughed employees.

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