Update: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme came to an end on 30 September 2021. Staff can no longer be placed on furlough. All claims under the Scheme for September must be submitted on or before 14 October 2021. Any amendments must be made on or before 28 October 2021.
Confirm to your employees in writing that they have been furloughed. This Furlough leave confirmation letter is to be sent after your employee has agreed to being furloughed. In order to access the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, employers will need to designate affected employees as ‘furloughed workers’, notify them of this change, and provide written confirmation. Changing the status of employees remains subject to existing employment law.