Skip to main content

Furlough Leave FAQs (Updated 23 April 2021)

On 3 March 21, the Government announced that it would be extending and updating the furlough leave provisions (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – CJRS) as it wishes to assist employers to avoid redundancies that might otherwise arise, and the University has agreed to continue to utilise this scheme. 

Given the additional work arising due the pandemic the University will continue to seek to refocus staff who are unable to work all or part of their contractual hours due to the government restrictions to other roles wherever possible, and furlough leave will only be considered where the government provisions allow for this and we are unable to refocus staff to other work.

These pages will be updated as and when government guidance is amended.