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The furlough scheme is due to end in October 2020. From 1 st August 2020, businesses will have to start paying National Insurance and Pension Contributions for those employees on the furlough
scheme.

The government will continue to pay 80% of the wages up to the £2,500 a month cap. From 1 st September 2020, the government’s contribution will reduce to 70% of the employee’s
wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month. Employer’s will have to pay 10% of wages plus National Insurance and Pension Contributions.

In October 2020, the government’s contribution will drop to 60% of wages up to a cap of £1,875 per month. Employer’s will have to pay 20% of wages plus National Insurance and Pension Contributions.