Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until October
The furlough scheme sees the government paying 80% of employees’ salaries up to £2,500 a month. In April the eligibility date was extended from 28 February 2020 to 19 March 2020 – the day before the scheme was originally announced.
Employers can claim for furloughed employees that were employed and on their PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020. This means that the employee must have been notified to HMRC through an RTI submission notifying payment in respect of that employee on or before 19 March.
The CJRS has seen further changes with the announcement this week that the scheme will continue until October (originally scheduled to run until June). The Chancellor will also introduce new flexibility from August to get employees back to work and boost economy, this could see part of an employee’s salary covered as they return to work part time.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Webinar
Lambeth Council has funded a programme of support to be delivered by Get Set. There is still time to register for the upcoming webinar which will cover and explain the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with advise from the Business Advisors, HMRC’s scheme for employers who have furloughed their workers, or who are planning to, this will include:
- Who can claim
- Maternity leave considerations
- National Minimum Wage considerations
- Effects on holiday entitlement
- Selecting employees for furlough and gaining agreement
- Shielding and furlough
Date: Thursday 21st May Time: 11.30am
Register now: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zVqogOvyTPuvSvBwy5em3w