Job Retention Scheme step by step guide for employers

Mon, April 20th, 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme launched today, with business able to...

This step by step guide will take you through five sections:

  • Step 1: Essential information
  • Step 2: Before you make your claim
  • Step 3: Calculating your claim
  • Step 4: Making a claim
  • Step 5: What to do next

General information about the scheme

  • To be eligible for CJRS an employer must agree with the employee that they are a ‘furloughed worker’.
  • Employees must be notified that they have been furloughed. 
  • Employees must be furloughed for a minimum of three weeks. 
  • The employee cannot do any work for the employer that has furloughed them. 
  • You can claim 80% of wages up to a maximum of £2,500 per month per furloughed employee. 
  • A separate claim is needed for each PAYE scheme. 
  • You can only claim for furloughed employees that were on your PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020. 
  • An RTI submission notifying payment in respect of that employee to HMRC must have been made on or before 19 March 2020. 
  • You must have a UK bank account.

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