Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
How long have you worked there for? Please note it is extremely busy at present due to the ongoing situation so there will likely be a delay in replying, but I will get back to you at some point today. Thanks
Many thanks for your patience. According to the furlough scheme’s rules you cannot undertake any work for your employer whilst you are furloughed. This includes providing services or generating any revenue for them. Therefore, if they are asking you to o this they will be in breach of the furlough rules. However that is between them and the Government. If they breach the rules it means they may not be eligible to claim, or have to repay any money they have already received. That does not affect your rights and you are still entitled to eb paid by the employer for the time you were furloughed, which needs to be covered by the employer instead of them claiming a grant over it. You can either point this out to the employer and hope they change their mind and stick to the rules, or you can report them to HMRC - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/customs-excise-and-vat-fraud-reporting
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