Foreign Nationals and the furlough scheme guidance

21st April 2020

The Home Office has been setting out guidance for foreign nationals in relation to the government’s furlough scheme, as highlighted by freemovement below:  

https://www.freemovement.org.uk/foreign-nationals-are-eligible-to-be-furloughed/  

The key point to the article highlights, for avoidance of doubt, the furlough scheme does indeed cover migrant workers.

HM Revenue and Customs guidance says: 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.

For immigration advice please contact Lee Campbell,  lee.campbell@battens.co.uk  or 01225 321639 / 07763567486.