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Furlough Scheme Extended At 80% Until End Of March 2021 + Help For Self Employed

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Just seen this breaking news. Hopefully will help a lot of people who have been worrying about the drop in wages from 80% to 66% if you are furloughed and it will be 80% off a person's wage up to £2,500 per month the same as the existing scheme. You will no longer have to work a minimum of a third of the time to get the money either

Plus, the self-employment income support scheme which is the third grant covering the months November to January will now be calculated at 80% of average trading profits, up to a maximum of £7,500.

Rishi Sunak has just announced it to the House Of Commons.

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We were getting a bit worried as personally my other half works in aerospace and they are finishing for Christmas on 4th December and being put on furlough so a little bit more money now anyway, plus, they have made 25% ff the employees redundant at his workplace and changed the shifts from 4 on 4 off to 3 shift pattern so we are loosing a lot that way too but hopefully this is a bit of comfort to those that need it.

Sky News Article >> HERE

emmabeckz
emmabeckz
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1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

That will be such a relief to so many. I wonder if that’s their way of preparing us for a longer lockdown.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
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1 month ago

Or could it be they think we will be sorted by then - fingers crossed!

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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

Lockdown extended you watch in December wales out on Monday numbers are still high 4 weeks gathering in pubs. Then all in until March.

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

It’s probably because we will be back in some sort lockdown again after he opens it over Christmas.

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

No help for my self employed wife though.

Her business hasn't been going long enough, so she gets diddley squat.

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piercecharlene3
piercecharlene330 days ago

TheChimp I'm in the same boat. Disgraceful. I could understand if I suddenly became self employed mid march 2020 but may 2019 and I'm not eligible.

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anthonywood38
anthonywood381 month ago

Too late I was made redundant on Friday

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lynsay
lynsay1 month ago

anthonywood38 so sorry for you again is there no reaching out to them and seeing if they can change this

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KayumSattar
KayumSattar1 month ago

you may be able to ask them to take you on, on a furloughed basis as this is the reason the scheme has been extended and HMRC allowed it back in March for those who were made redundant in February.

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tishtash231
tishtash2311 month ago

Yes you can ask them to take you back on as long as you were working for them on the 23rd September.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/11/furlough-scheme-extended-until-march/amp/

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anthonywood38
anthonywood3830 days ago

lynsay Thank you but no, all in all they let 19 of us go as we had all been on furlough since March and even though the company had kept open on skeleton staff they still can’t foresee what’s around the corner, but as one door shuts and all that I’m feeling quite positive

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anthonywood38
anthonywood3830 days ago

KayumSattar Thanks but the future is never clear in the printing business and with the Blue Chip companies we print for not being able to put promotions on they simply don’t need the advertising so obviously they don’t need the staff

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anthonywood38
anthonywood3830 days ago

tishtash231 Thank you but unfortunately after speaking with my direct manager last week they are all worried for their own jobs as in the print industry Jan to March are the quietest months of our year so they will be struggling to keep the staff they have left

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NicStainthorpe
NicStainthorpe30 days ago

If you were on payroll on Oct 31st, then you qualify

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anthonywood38
anthonywood3830 days ago

NicStainthorpe Thanks but qualifying isn’t enough unfortunately, I could ask for my job back but the company has the right to refuse me and with the print industry being so reliant on shops being open to advertise or running big promotions the future looks bleak sadly

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lynsay
lynsay1 month ago

Does anyone know if this scheme is based still on the contracted hours you were on in February?

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KayumSattar
KayumSattar1 month ago

Not mentioned yet. Still waiting on the official guidance on HMRC's site. My guess is that those who were employed last month may now qualify for this scheme where they may not have for the March scheme.

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christophertune
christophertune1 month ago

Apparently you can ask to be put back on the books if you were employed on the 30th October! I’ve asked my employers

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debaskew72
debaskew721 month ago

If its been extended till march will that mean lockdown will also be till march and not December like they say .

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html28
html281 month ago

I guess it's good and bad news at the same time. I know people who has basically done nothing for a year but scared of job loss or uncertainty of future/sector... At the same others who need to still work full time to make enough to survive as they can't get government help.

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audittgirl72
audittgirl721 month ago

we had a change of staff during non lockdown.....so wondering if these new staff can now apply for furlough? as cut off for last lot was June 10th

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Nays
Nays30 days ago

Same question! Wish there was somewhere we could ask our questions and get some answers!

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vijay18
vijay181 month ago

I was made redundant on Friday 30th October 2020 no jobs at the moment

So how i get furlough money? Anyone know please advice me

Many thanks for your big helps

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cathymcluckie10
cathymcluckie101 month ago

Your employer can still take you back apparently !

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paddyprf
paddyprf1 month ago

So the 80% for Self-employed does that mean it will be the same as the first grant

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sandy2u2
sandy2u230 days ago

I think is brilliant for people that cant go to work but I am a bit confused with this lockdown who they actually are?

I thought my work would be closed but they are staying open this time and a lot more that

were closed before I work in textiles should they be closed because there is a lot of people scared of

the virus but can not afford to stay at home?

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helenehaydock
helenehaydock30 days ago

paddyprf- yes it will be exactly the same as the first grant

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piercecharlene3
piercecharlene330 days ago

No relief to me. I'm newly self employed, may 2019, therefore I'm not able to avail of the self employed income support scheme.

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VickySeale
VickySeale30 days ago

i have diabetes type 2 and other health issues should i continue to go work ,i work in a school but am so scared of getting ill due to my ongoing health issues

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Abdul123
Abdul12330 days ago

Schools need to shut down.

they’re the reason for the rise in cases!

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iainsmith628
iainsmith62830 days ago

Agreed,total shutdown needed.

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Golfforall
Golfforall29 days ago

iainsmith628 Its been proven that school children only spread the virus to a minute degree . Whereas young adults are the superspreaders . The figures are widely available if you care to read them .

Closing schools would have little effect on the spread of the virus and just think of the effect on a generation of under educated children (remember they've had 6 months off already) .

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iainsmith628
iainsmith62830 days ago

Im self employed,have been for 27 years, not earning a lot but happy with my work. I qualify but have to wait 3 months and get any money in arrears. Last payment was August,for previous 12 weeks. So now we can get November to January? What happened to September and October? Did those two months fall off the callender? So now we will have to wait till end of January for 3 months at 80 percent? To cover 5 months?? Shocking

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Nays
Nays30 days ago

are people on zero contracts also on furlough xx

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith54429 days ago

yes , I was watching Martin Lewis last night and he said that while they are not guaranteed hours due to there contract they will go buy what there wages by what they were 12 months ago .

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith54429 days ago

I think it is a huge weight off peoples minds BUT month after month he was saying NO its not being extended . On average he was getting up every 2 weeks with new announcements and then literally on the eve of it going and his boss being railroaded into another lockdown he goes back to his original plan . Businesses need clarity and to feel in control of there lives and in the last few months companies have been giving out redundancies like confetti .and I will put money on it that if those companies knew that furlough was being extended then I genuinely think some of those jobs would still exist and people would still be able to go back to there jobs when this nightmare ends.

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tilly1947
tilly194729 days ago

My daughter is self employed us she entitled to furlough please reply asap also my granddaughter is a spa receptionist and didn't get furloughed before but was meant to go back to work on Wednesday as a spa receptionist but can't now is she entitled to furlough please reply asap

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
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29 days ago

Hi tilly1947 we are just a deals site sharing the news, they will need to investigate further with their employer for your grand daughter and with the tax office for your daughter. If she has been self employed for a while she can claim the self employment grant based on her profits but will need to sort it out herself. Thanks

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sarahridgw12873
sarahridgw1287329 days ago

Is this flexi furlough so some can work reduced hours and get topped up ?

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