Please someone answer urgently, are they going to chase me back for the money??
I have told them I am still getting paid and they have done nothing about it, they also havnt sent my p45 or payed my holidays they owe me. I have been transparent with them with everything.
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Ben what were the circumstances, did you resign or were you made redundant? Do you have another job? How big is the company - does the former employer have an HR department?
Do you have a copy of your furlough letter, what does it say and what paperwork did you receive when you left? What response did you receive when you asked?
It sounds odd but you may still be in your notice period. Only guessing and this could be an HR/legal issue rather than an accounting issue.
I resigned as I have my own business and the manager got funny because I was working there whilst fuloughed. I gave a 2 weeks notice as that's what they need and have not received anything since I gave my notice over email. No p45 just private message from the manager accepting my resignation. And yes the do have a HR department as it is a massive company that's owns the kfc where I used to work known as the "adil group" I'm really worried they will chase me for the money as I have a overdraft and that has swallowed all that I have received.
It sounds like an error in their payroll department then. I would put the money, less the holiday pay, aside then. If you can’t afford to repay it then it is a legal issue between you and the employer.
Check the terms of your furlough letter, you may have been allowed to work elsewhere but you have resigned anyway so now a moot point.
Have a word with ACAS.
An excellent employment support service.
Will put your mind at ease.
In the meantime apply for a bounce back loan so that there are funds to repay the employer.
It does occur to me that the company's HR department are not happy with your ex-managers behaviour and are continuing to pay you until resolution. It may be that they feel you have a case against them
@ Ben martin (OP).
This is from GOV.UK guidance:-
"If you made employees redundant or they stopped working for you on or after 28 February.
If you made employees redundant, or they stopped working for you on or after 28 February 2020, you would have been eligible to re-employ them and put them on furlough as long as you did this by 10 June. You can claim for their wages from the date on which you furloughed them, even if you did not re-employ them until after 19 March 2020.
This applies as long as the employee was on your PAYE payroll as at 28 February 2020, which means an RTI submission notifying payment in respect of that employee to HMRC must have been made on or before 28 February".
Whilst frankly probably not the real reason for the continuing pay (the likely true reason is simply lack of liaison between the manager and the HR Department) it is certainly worth pursuing the possibility that the employer has intentionally furloughed you (if "furlough" appears on your payslips, this is clearly the real reason - if "furlough" does not appear, however, it does not follow that they do not regard it as furlough pay).
Since you are obliged to contact the employer in any event (to stay silent would be an offence, akin to accepting any monies from any source when not believing that one is entitled to them), then contacting the HR department directly is the way forward (as Paul says, there may possibly be another reason, not the "furlough" reason which I have postulated above, for the payments continuing). A carefully crafted email is appropriate, eg:-
"As you know, I am continuing to receive monthly pay from you, and I wish to ensure that I am entitled thereto under the terms of my employment contract, following my having discontinued working for you recently; and I wish furthermore that the position be rectified, if appropriate. My full circumstances having been discussed with your manager (Mr. Gerry Smith) please advise me, by return email, whether these payments will continue and, if so, the basis thereof (specifying their being payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, if appropriate) ".
To a degree you are in a position of strength having received the monies, and I surmise that the probable outcome is a repayment arrangement, to suit your finances, between yourself and your (former ?) employer.
Basil, were you there? How did you know the manager was Mr. Gerry Smith???