Category Archives: Job Retention Scheme

Correcting errors in earlier furlough claims

The numerous changes in the method of calculating CJRS furlough grants will no doubt have resulted in errors by some employers. Remember that you are required to tell HMRC about overclaimed CJRS grants as part of your next claim. You will be asked when making your claim whether you need to adjust the amount down…

Furlough grant reduces to 70% for July

For the month of‌‌ July the CJRS Furlough grant support from the government via HMRC reduces to 70% of the employee’s usual pay for hours not worked. This is despite the fact that “Freedom Day” in England has been delayed four weeks to 19 July 2021, and now called “Terminus Day”. The government support to…

CJRS “Furlough” Grant Scheme from 1 May 2021 – 30 September 2021

Lately a few of our clients have asked to clarify how much government support is available to their employees from the CJRS “furlough” grant scheme. The fourth version of the scheme started 1 May 2021 and will run until 30 September 2021. Eligibility from 1 May 2021 In order to be included in a CJRS…

Details of latest CJRS “Furlough” Grants

The fourth version of the CJRS “furlough” grant scheme starts on 1 May 2021 and will run until 30 September with employees affected continuing to be supported such that they are entitled to be paid at least 80% of their “usual pay” subject to a limit of £2,500 a month for hours not worked. The…

CJRS Furlough Scheme extended to 30 September

The current version of the furlough scheme that started on 1 November 2020 was scheduled to end on 30 April 2021. In order to avoid a “cliff-edge” with resulting widespread redundancies the Chancellor announced a further extension of the scheme and also a phased reduction in support to employers. The CJRS furlough grant for May…

Furlough Scheme Extended

The Chancellor has announced a further extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The scheme is being extended by a month until the end of April 2021. If you have any queries about the scheme please contact us. If you know anyone who may benefit from our newsletters and updates, please feel free to forward…

Claim your “furlough” grant by 14th

We now have further details of the operation of the extension of CJRS “furlough” that will apply from 1 November 2020 through to the end of March 2021. The government support will initially be at the rate of 80% of an employee’s reference pay for hours they are furloughed, subject to a maximum of £2,500…

Detailed guidance is now available for the extension of the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme (CJRS)

Changes were made late Friday afternoon to scheme, meaning that you will no longer be able to claim furlough from 1 December 2020 for any days when an employee is serving statutory or contractual notice, including resignation and retirement. It is however still possible to claim furlough for statutory notice periods up to 1 December…

Today’s announcement by the Chancellor – further support for businesses during the winter and during lockdown

Further announcements were made today in the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to provide further support to businesses throughout the winter and during lockdown: Furlough scheme extended until the end of March 2021 – The scheme will pay 80% of an employee’s wages up to a maximum of £2,500…

Furlough scheme EXTENDED and other further support announced

Over the weekend it was announced that England will be plunged into another lockdown, though with a few less restrictions than the first. Many businesses are being ordered to close including: Non-essential retail Hospitality Indoor and outdoor leisure and sports facilities Entertainment venues Personal care facilities Places of worship (except for some exemptions such as…