19th August 2020 /

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - From 1 September

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme changes from the 1 Sep, here is everything you need to know;

  • From 1‌‌ September CJRS will pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours furloughed employees do not work.
  • You will still need to pay your furloughed employees at least 80% of their usual wages for the hours they do not work, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. You will need to fund the difference between this and the CJRS grant yourself.
  • The caps are proportional to the hours not worked. For example, if your employee is furloughed for half their usual hours in September, you are entitled to claim 70% of their usual wages for the hours they do not work up to £1,093.75 (50% of the £2,187.50 cap).
  • You will continue to have to pay furloughed employees’ National Insurance (NI) and pension contributions from your own funds.

Making sure your data is right

It’s important that you provide all the data needed to process your claim. Payment of your grant may be at risk or delayed if you submit a claim that is incomplete or incorrect. HMRC will get in touch if they see any employee data missing from your previous claims.

You can find everything you’ll need to help make your claim on GOV‌.UK, including a useful calculator and guidance on the data you need to provide and the format you need to use to ensure your claim is accepted.

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