I work for a small company in the UK. I had found another job and handed in my 4 weeks written notice, then coronavirus wreaked havoc with the British economy and my job offer was retracted (It was directly as a result of coronavirus, as stated in an email I received from that company). I was then handed a 1 week notice to leave my current employer, which meant I was fired or made redundant after the 28th Feb (Furlough cut off date). I have now left my current employer and I'm asking to be put on furlough, but my current employer's saying it's not in my rights as I'd handed in my notice. As far as I'm aware, this isn't correct, but I can't find anything concrete on the rules around furlough in the UK.
Am I eligible to furlough payment, despite the fact I had handed in my 4 weeks written notice?
Update (14th April): I have been placed on furlough by my old employer. It required a lot of work to convince them to do it, but they have agreed to re employ me on the basis that I will be paid at 80% of my previous salary by the government. I think a lot of the difficulty around this was the uncertainty of re-hiring someone that you never intend to have work for you again
I hope this helps anyone else in this scenario. It can be done