Furlough Definitions

Furlough \Fur"lough\, n. [Prob. fr. D. verlof, fr. a prefix akin to E. for + the root of E. lief, and akin to Dan. forlov, Sw. f["o]rlof, G. verlaub permission. See Life, a.] (Mil.)

Leave of absence; especially, leave given to an officer or soldier to be absent from service for a certain time; also, the document granting leave of absence.

Furlough \Fur"lough\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furloughed; p. pr. & vb. n. Furloughing.] (Mil.)

To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an officer or soldier. Furmonty

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  • "Am I allowed to work part-time for the business as the furlough money only covers a part-time and not a full-time payment as most of my time is paid for via a consultancy fee? My employment contract says that this is payment is for one day a week." telegraph.co.uk

  • "I was made redundant without payoff (due to only one years service) prior to lockdown. I have been lucky enough to be put on their furlough, however my family and I are high risk meaning I can’t get another job. telegraph.co.uk

  • "I was put on the furlough scheme and then had a letter saying that I was vulnerable that I shouldn’t go out. Can I continue with being furloughed or will I have to apply for statutory sick pay if I don’t go back to work?" telegraph.co.uk

  • "I would like to see an extension of furlough for aviation. I would like to see a cut completely of air passenger duty for a period of time – easyJet say that would allow 60 per cent of national flights to continue if there was such a cut. telegraph.co.uk

  • "It’s encouraging that the first step in unwinding the furlough scheme has not led to a surge in job losses, but we think it is only a matter of time before that happens," said Paul Dales, economist at Capital Economics. telegraph.co.uk

  • "My new employer has just furloughed me but without pay as I wasn’t on their payroll on or before March 19 (the cutoff date). Am I going to slip through the cracks? Because if so, this is not fair, and the furlough scheme should be fair." telegraph.co.uk

  • "One of the difficulties with the furlough scheme is if we extend it more widely is that you're just keeping people in suspended animation when really we want people to get back to work if they possibly can in a Covid secure way," he said. telegraph.co.uk

  • "Remember, these increases come at a time when the Government's generous furlough scheme remains in place. As it is gradually withdrawn over the summer and autumn, we can expect rates of  unemployment to rise considerably further." telegraph.co.uk

  • "The numbers do not reflect the surge we have seen in sales being agreed. We would expect them to rise strongly over coming months before tapering off towards the back end of the year as furlough unwinds. telegraph.co.uk

  • "When the Government’s furlough scheme turns from government funded to half and half government and employer in August, will that allow for the provision of part time work? And will the £2500 cap be raised if the employer is willing to pay more?" telegraph.co.uk

  • "When we stop with furlough support and rate relief, and when the reality of cash flow from not being able to travel hits us at the end of the year, I think there's going to have to be a completely different arrangement with the landlord," says Rowland. telegraph.co.uk

  • 1) The Chancellor has been urged to ditch tax hikes amid job fears. The CBI urged ministers to “go for growth” as economists forecast that the end of the furlough scheme could see unemployment shoot above 9pc. telegraph.co.uk

  • 1) Pressure mounts to expand furlough scheme as claims hit 1.3m: The Treasury is under growing pressure to expand its employee bailout scheme as the number of people on taxpayer-funded leave climbed to 1.3 million.  telegraph.co.uk

  • 4) Struggling Debenhams will shut a further five of its branches in shopping centres owned by Hammerson, putting 1,400 jobs at risk. The news came as a judge ruled that its administrators must still cover holiday pay for staff while they are on furlough.  telegraph.co.uk

  • A Treasury spokesman said: "The Government's focus is on supporting families and businesses through this difficult period. That's why we announced an extension to the furlough scheme, which has already saved millions of jobs, earlier." telegraph.co.uk

  • A business survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that the arts, entertainment and recreation industry had the largest proportion of its workforce on furlough at a time that venues are struggling to reopen.  telegraph.co.uk

  • A network of up to 200 food growers has been established and is providing free produce to some 280 households in the west Northumberland area, with fears that the end of the furlough scheme and further unemployment could cause demand to rise yet further. theguardian.com

  • A number of staff at the club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and DW Stadium have been placed on furlough and a number of senior non-playing staff, who have not been furloughed, have also agreed to defer a significant portion of their salaries. telegraph.co.uk

  • A record high of more than three million people have claimed Universal Credit since the start of the pandemic and more than 12 million workers are receiving help from the state to maintain their incomes via furlough or self-employed handouts. telegraph.co.uk

  • A significant influx of forced sellers won’t come until the autumn, said Mr Coleman-Smith. The Government’s furlough scheme which is protecting wages is due to end in October, and homeowners will have run through their savings.  telegraph.co.uk