The furlough scheme has been extended until October, however from August employers must pay National Insurance and pension contributions, then 10% of pay from September, rising to 20% in October.
The Department for Education (DfE) is just one of the organisations which has launched a new online learning platform. Their platform, The Skills Toolkit has been launched to help people take up upskilling opportunities during the Coronavirus outbreak and beyond.
The Skills Toolkit gives adults easy access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy e-courses to help them build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects. Starting with introductory courses, they continue on until you reach the advanced level. Subjects range from digital marketing, supported by Google Garage, to making the most out of your computer programmes. Further details on the courses available can be found clicking the link
Nearer to home, MENTA are offering e-learning courses to businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk. The courses come under several streams – business planning, Microsoft Office training and health and well-being to name a few.