Furlough: Updated HMRC guidance confirms employees who are home-schooling are eligible for furlough

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Posted on 11 Jan 2021

HMRC’s updated furlough guidance confirms employers can furlough employees who are unable to work due to childcare responsibilities.

The updated guidance confirms employees can be furloughed if they are unable to work (including from home) or if they are working reduced hours because they have caring responsibilities resulting from coronavirus, such as caring for children who are at home as a result of school and childcare facilities closing. 

This confirms parents who are unable to work because they are looking after school-age children are eligible for furlough.

The furlough scheme is open until the end of April 2021 after the Chancellor announced an extension in December 2020

Please get in touch with your Doyle Clayton contact if you have any questions around the furlough scheme. 

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