Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

NEW INFORMATION (1st June 2020)

  • It remains unchanged until July

  • Make sure any first-time furlough employees are completed by 10 June as the scheme closes to new applicants from 30 June and anyone in the scheme must have been in it for 3 full weeks prior to this date

  • All claims to the end of June must be made by 31st July

  • Flexible furloughing starts from 1st July - employers may bring back staff on a part-time basis and these hours must be paid as normal by the employer and may not be included as part of the furlough claim

  • Employers will be asked to share costs until the scheme closes at the end of October

  • August: employers will be expected to pay ER NICs and pension contributions

  • September: The government will pay up to 70% of salary up to £2,187.50. Employers will be expected to pay ER NICs and pension contributions and 10% of salary

  • October: The government will pay up to 60% of salary up to £1,875.00. Employers will be expected to pay ER NICs and pension contributions and 20% of salary



How to access the scheme

You will need to:

  • have employees who have created or started a payroll scheme on or before 19 March 

  • designate affected employees as ‘furloughed workers,’ and notify your employees of this change 

  • submit information to HMRC about the employees that have been furloughed and their earnings through the online portal


More information:

  • The scheme went live on 20 April

  • Applicants access the system using their current government gateway login

  • Following the initial backdated claims, claims can be made no more than 14 days before payrolls are run but will be accepted for the different pay periods 

  • Tax agents who are authorised to act for PAYE matters will be able to file claims on behalf of their clients  

  • Employees can be full-time, part time, agency, flexible or zero hours

  • CJRS relief can be backdated to the 1 March, but will be limited to being backdated to the day the employee completely stopped undertaking duties of the employment post 1 March

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