The furlough scheme comes to an end today (30 September). Claims for furlough days in September 2021 must be made by 14 October 2021 and any amendments must be made by 28 October 2021. The Government guidance states that when the scheme closes, employers must decide to:
- bring your employees back to work on their agreed terms and conditions
- terminate their employment (normal redundancy rules apply to furloughed employees)
- agree with employees any changes to terms and conditions of employment (rules for contractual changes apply to furloughed employees)
When employers are making decisions about how and when to end furlough arrangements, equality and discrimination laws will apply in the usual way.
More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme