Furlough phase 2 - What happens next?

The chancellor outlined on Friday 29th May the changes to the scheme with effect from 1st July 2020.

In this webinar we discuss what the new flexible furlough scheme means for your business and the options now available to you. We also discuss how important it is to be planning now for phase 2 of furlough. We hope that the information in this webinar will help you determine what you need to do next.

In the webinar we also covered the Test, Trace and Protect measures that are to be put in place and may affect your business. This will depend on your sick pay policy and whether there is enhanced contractual sick pay. Our view is that it is better to be thinking about this and communicating your policy ahead of having to make these decisions. It will also inform your team’s expectations.

Topics covered in this webinar

  • What the new flexible furlough scheme offers
  • Practical steps you can take now to plan for phase 2
  • How to construct your letter to your team outlining what happens next
  • The need for a Test, Trace and Protect policy and what you need to consider


With guidance changing so frequently, we are doing our best to keep you up to date. The information provided in the recording above is our understanding at this point in time (2nd June 2020), however as more and different advice becomes available this position may change and we will update accordingly. This is an evolving and unfolding situation, and we take the view that different measures may need to be applied for different sets of circumstances at an appropriate time. We as a team are available to discuss with you what measures are available to you.

Get in touch

For more information about support for your business's human resources, call us on 0131 225 7458 (Edinburgh), 0141 459 7458 (Glasgow) or email info@gravitatehr.co.uk.

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