Call us on 0844 324 5840

What happens after furlough?

end of furlough

This month sees the end of furlough. Even though the Government have on several occasions extended the scheme, this time it seems unlikely to be extended, given the position with vaccinations. However, never say never. Given that infection levels and hospitalisations remain high, and we enter the winter months, nothing can be ruled out. Perhaps […]

Budget 2021 – What is next in our response to COVID-19? 

Budget 2021 - Furlough - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - HR Solutions

On the 3rd March 2021, the Chancellor announced an extension of the coronavirus job retention scheme (furlough) until September 2021.  The length of the extension may come as a surprise, especially as the Government’s roadmap suggests that it is hoped that all legal limits on social contact can be removed no earlier than 21 June.  However, this extension comes as welcome news.  With the […]

The End of Furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme | FAQs for Employers

End of Furlough | HR Solutions

NOTE:  read the new article regarding Extended Furlough Scheme, which was published on 2nd November 2020.   The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends on 31 October 2020, but with Covid-19 cases rising and local lockdowns in place, what options do employers have once the ‘furlough scheme’ ends?  HR Solutions Knowledge Manager, Victoria Templeton, answers some frequently […]

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution | HR Solutions

The last few months have been extremely challenging to both business and employees and consequently, a lot of change is taking place with restructuring and making redundancies. Research also suggests that half of employers still anticipate redundancies when furlough ends in October. The consequences of change such as this can lead to disgruntled employees, employees […]

More redundancies planned as UK businesses operate at half capacity

More Redundancies Planned | HR Solutions

The threat of future local lockdowns and reduced customer demand could see a third of businesses making redundancies during the next three months. Data from the latest Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker from the British Chambers of Commerce and the job site Indeed reveals the top two issues stopping businesses from being able to get back to normal […]

Protecting Your Business

Protecting Your Business | HR Solutions | HR Advice

At a time of uncertainty, you will want to do everything within your means to keep your business running smoothly and to limit risk. As we continue to respond to Covid-19, managing the employment relationship is even more critical to ensure your business can survive and thrive. The biggest cost to any employer is its […]

Furlough Scheme Updates and Implications – June 2020

Furlough Scheme | Coronavirus Job Retention | CJRS | HR Solutions | Employment Law

Coronavirus: What’s next? Flexible Furlough [ Including: 12 June 2020 Update ] Following the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday 29th May and subsequent update of the 12 June 2020, the Chancellor has confirmed the following updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Furlough Scheme:  The scheme would remain open until October  Furloughed employees will still receive 80% of their […]

Changes announced to furlough as Government plans to wind down scheme

Furlough Changes

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the details of the government’s plans to wind down its nationwide furlough scheme by October. This includes introducing employer contributions and creating new flexibilities to allow people to work part-time while still eligible for furlough grants. In the past week, around 300,000 more workers have been put on furlough, bringing […]

Half of UK employers expect redundancies after furlough scheme ends


Almost half of the employers that have put staff on furlough expect to make redundancies when the government’s Job Retention Scheme ends, according to a recent poll. Research by People Management has found that most employers using the scheme have done so for workers they would have otherwise had to let go. The survey of […]

Coronavirus and Furlough – What’s Next? | Redundancy Deadlines

Coronavirus and Furlough | Redundancy Deadlines | HR Solutions

Introduction [ Including 12 June 2020 Update ] As you may now be aware the government announced on 12th May 2020 a further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).   Originally due to end on 30th June 2020, the scheme in its current form has now been extended to 31st July 2020 and it will now close on […]

Breaking News: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until October

Furlough Extended 2020 | Coronavirus Job Retention | HR Solutions

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced that the UK furlough scheme has been extended and will run for a further four months as outlined below: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of October 2020. From August to October the scheme will continue but with greater flexibility to […]

Job Retention Scheme Portal – Claiming for Furlough

Job Retention Scheme Portal | Coronavirus CJRS | HR Solutions

HMRC have announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) portal is now live, from Monday 20th April, with the first payments being made up to 10 days later. We are expecting the portal to be busy for the first few days as many businesses will be accessing it to get their claim started. There […]


Register your details below and we will contact you regarding how HR Solutions can support your organisation.


We’re here to assist you with any questions or enquiries you might have. Simply fill out the form below, and our dedicated team will get back to you.


We’re here to assist you with any questions or enquiries you might have. Simply fill out the form below, and our dedicated team will get back to you.


Please complete the form and one of our team will call you back to discuss your query/booking.

Request your free trial

Register your details below and we will contact you about your 30 day free trial of the HR Knowledge Base.


Register your details below and we will contact you about access to the HR Knowledge Base.  As part of your approved industry membership organisation you can get access to the HR Knowledge Base, created by Business HR Solutions, which is the go-to resource for thousands of business owners and managers across the UK.


HR Solutions are here to help. We offer a standard hourly rate package for ad hoc HR advice which means you can pay for what you need, whenever you need it, and then quickly get advice. Our highly experienced advisors are on hand to provide you with practical employment advice to help you manage your workforce.  You can purchase HR Advice Line time now, and the time purchased will be valid for 12 months.


Our latest 2023/24 SME Business Survey sheds light on the intricate dynamics shaping the SME sector and unveils critical insights that can guide businesses toward sustainable success.