The Government has made further adjustments/amendments to the CJRS scheme over the last couple of days so we have attempted to capture all of the changes in the update below. If you have not already read it, there is also an update from the 6th April 2020 which can be found HERE
Previously – employees that were employed on or before 28th February 2020 and were on the PAYE payroll as at that date could be furloughed.
Now – employers can make a furlough claim in respect of employees who were employed and were on the PAYE payroll on or before 19th March 2020. This means an RTI submission notifying payment in respect of that employee to HMRC must have been made on or before 19th March 2020.
If an employee is transferred from a previous business to a new business after 19th March 2020 and the TUPE or PAYE Business Succession rules apply to the change of ownership, then the new employer can make a claim under the CJRS if those employees are subsequently furloughed.
Furlough agreements records must be kept by the employer for at least 5 years.
Where company directors are furloughed, it should be a formally adopted decision made by the board, noted in the company records and communicated in writing to the director concerned.
All records and information regarding how the claim was calculated should be retained by the employer.
Previously – the 80% claim calculation was based upon the employee’s salary as at 28th February 2020.
Now – you can opt for 80% of the employee’s salary as per their last pay period up to 19th March 2020.
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