Update on furlough and parental leave entitlement

Article date
28 April 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

If your charity has, or is considering, furloughing staff, please note this latest update from the government on 24 April 2020 confirming that furloughed workers planning to take paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings rather than a furloughed pay rate. Full earnings for furlough will apply to Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay, Shared Parental Pay, Parental Bereavement Pay and Adoption Pay.

You can read the full press release here.

For additional resources on furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, visit the RVA Coronavirus Community Action page, under the heading ‘Employment and Staff’.