Who can apply to be furloughed?

Who can be furloughed?

Organisations need to have created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 19 March 2020 and enrolled for PAYE online a UK bank account

Any entity with a UK payroll can apply, including businesses, charities, recruitment agencies and public authorities.


The UK governement states that any type of employment contract, including full-time, part-time, agency, flexible or zero-hour contracts would qualify. Foreign nationals canalso be furloughed.