Letter putting a worker or employee on furlough leave

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This letter is the first step in applying to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, under which the UK government will pay 80% of an individual's wages. Our questions will check that both you and the individual qualify.

Use this to get the agreement of someone on PAYE to put them on furlough leave. Use it for employees (including directors with a service agreement), workers under a contract for services (so long as you're not their customer/client), employees on agency contracts (including those employed by an umbrella company), apprentices, company office holders (such as directors without a service agreement) and salaried members of Limited Liability Partnerships.

Don't give staff this letter without discussing it with them first. If you intend to use this scheme for 20 or more employees, you may need a collective consultation process to get their agreement.

This product is suitable for use in: England & Wales Scotland Northern Ireland

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