Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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Furlough scheme extended to 2021

27th November 2020
As you will be aware the UK wide Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 31 March 2021. But what are the key details for employers to know? The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) offers a more generous level of support than the last few months, with the government paying 80% of an...

Extension of the Furlough Scheme

6th November 2020
Over the last few days, there has been a lot of talk in the media regarding what the second lockdown in England would mean for the Job Support Scheme (JSS) – which was due to replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) on 1 November. However, on the 5 November, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi...

Act now on furlough errors

3rd September 2020
HMRC will be seeking to recover all wrongly claimed furlough payment grants. However, employers who have made innocent mistakes in their claims have been given time to rectify their errors. When must you act by? Lauren Herbert provides the very latest advice. Thousands of employers applied for furlough payment grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention...

Rishi Sunak’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ in the Scottish Context

20th July 2020
Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus The government will introduce a one-off payment of £1,000 to UK employers for every furloughed employee who remains continuously employed through to the end of January 2021. Employees must earn above the Lower Earnings Limit (£520 per month) on average between the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and...

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

1st June 2020
Flexible Furloughing From 1 July 2020 there will be increased flexibility in the CJRS. Employers can bring back employees on a part-time basis with the government continuing to pay 80% of wages for any of their normal hours they do not work. You can decide the hours and shift patterns that your employees work and...

Updates on the Government Support Packages for Business

16th April 2020
Key Points 1. The Government has announced an extension to the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) that is likely to bring an additional 200,000 employees into the scheme. 2. JRS application process – the importance of having an active Government Gateway account for your business. 3. HMRC have launched a ‘whistleblower’ service for breaches of Job...

Details for claiming under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

14th April 2020
Last week we produced Updated Guidance on the Job Retention Scheme and highlighted that the current timing is for the site to be live on Monday 20th April (next Monday). If your business is making a claim you will need to have access to your PAYE records via your Government Gateway login to make the...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Full Details

27th March 2020
The government published guidance late last night on the operation of the Job Retention Scheme. We have had many enquiries in relation to this matter and hopefully the following information will answer the majority of these queries. Recap of the Basics Employers can claim 80% of furloughed worker’s usual wage costs up to £2,500 per...

COVID-19 – Job Retention Scheme and Income Support Measures

21st March 2020
Following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement yesterday, we present a summary of the significant new supportive measures being instituted. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – what it means for employers The UK government has committed to cover up to 80% of salary (up to a maximum of £2,500 per employee, per month) payable to employees that are...