The government’s furlough scheme went live on 20 April 2020.
For the avoidance of doubt, the scheme does cover migrant workers. HM Revenue and Customs guidance states that:
Foreign nationals are eligible to be furloughed. Grants under the scheme are not counted as ‘access to public funds’, and you can furlough employees on all categories of visa.
Sponsors will still need to report that a worker has been furloughed, and any reduction in salary if not making up the extra 20%.
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