In response to the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we’ve been working hard to respond to a rapid pace of change. With new and frequent updates from government, our focus has been on working quickly to find the best solutions to help you and your business navigate through this challenging time.
We were pleased last week to be able to launch new functionality enabling businesses to record furlough leave for eligible employees in Xero Payroll. We’ve also added COVID-19 self isolation as a sick leave option for employees who are required to self-isolate, so they can earn sick pay from day one instead of the usual four consecutive days.
Furlough leave in Xero
Furlough leave is now available through Time Off, giving businesses a simple and accurate way to comply with the Job Retention Scheme. HMRC will provide a grant to cover 80% of furlough employee pay, up