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COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme

Update: 2 June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing:

From 1 July, employers can bring back to work employees that have previously been furloughed for any amount of time and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim CJRS grant for their normal hours not worked. When claiming the CJRS grant for furloughed hours employers will need to report and claim for a minimum period of a week.

The scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June. From this point onwards, employers will only be able to furlough employees that they have furloughed for a full 3 week period prior to 30 June.

This means that the final date by which an employer can furlough an employee for the first time will be 10 June, in order for the current 3 week furlough period to be completed by 30 June. Employers will have until 31 July to make any claims in respect of the period to 30 June.

Further guidance on flexible furloughing and how employers should calculate claims will be published on 12 June. Click here to find out more information on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing.

Originally Published: 20 April 2020

The application portal for £25k grants and the Coronavirus Job retention scheme is now open.  Cathedral Quarter Belfast have gathered together some information on what you’ll need to register to help speed up the process.

To make a claim yourself, you must gather the following information before you can proceed to step 3:

  1. The number of employees being furloughed
  2. The dates employees have been furloughed to and from
  3. Details of employees – the name and  National Insurance Number of each furloughed employee
  4. Your employer PAYE scheme reference number
  5. Your Corporation Tax Unique Taxpayer Reference, Self-Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference or Company Registration Number  as appropriate for your entity
  6. Your UK bank account details
  7. Your organisation’s registered name
  8. Your organisation’s address

You should make sure you have this information ready before you access the system to make a claim.

HMRC have also produced this handy Job Retention Scheme Calculator to assess your claim in advance of making an application and a worthwhile exercise to avoid errors.

You can find more information on this in the PDF attached.