*NEW*. The answer to three important furloughing questions

I asked three questions of HMRC Customer support tonight (April 3rd) re furloughing. This is what they are currently saying:

Question 1.

(NB this is a direct contradiction to the advice they gave yesterday (see the top of this page, either because the person who answered it got it wrong either today or yesterday OR because the advice on this has now changed…hopefully the latter).

Question 2.

Question 3.

These are all very promising answers but NB This is NOT “official guidance” yet, we need to see if this is borne out in the imminently arriving changes to the gov.uk pages. Once that is in we will know for sure…

And one more, asked by someone else: