Work support

Temporary leave or furlough

Job retention scheme

If your employer is unable to operate or had no work for you because of COVID-19, they might keep you on the payroll, also known as being ‘on furlough’. The scheme will remain open until the end of April 2021, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.

If you are self-employed

The government has extended the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme which allows people who are self-employed to claim a taxable grant. Find out more about the financial help available for self-employed.