Due to the increased Covid 19 restrictions from 5 November 2020, this furlough scheme has been introduced from 1 November 2020 to last, initially, till December. The rules are similar to the previous scheme except employees must have been on an employer’s PAYE payroll by 23:59 on 30 October 2020 but they don’t need to have been furloughed before.
The Job Support Scheme that was to replace the furlough scheme on 1 November has been postponed until this furlough scheme ends.
More details on the extended scheme are available by clicking the following links from the BBC and the government
Wednesday 4th November 2020