Update: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme came to an end on 30 September 2021. Staff can no longer be placed on furlough. The deadline for claims under the scheme was 14 October 2021, or 28 October 2021 for amendments.
The information below should, therefore, be regarded as outlining the situation before 30 September 2021. This furlough leave confirmation letter template should be regarded as appropriate for use before this date.
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.