Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
Updated: Nov 27, 2020
Everything you need to know about the CJRS
In a nutshell
The CJRS has been extended to 31 March 2021 for all parts of the UK. From 1 November 2020, the UK Government will pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. The government will review the terms of the scheme in January.
Employers and their employees do not need to have benefited from the scheme before to claim for periods from 1 November.
What we need to do now….
Submit any claims for periods up to 31 October on or before 30 November – they will not be accepted after this date. Claims are subject to eligibility and the rules in force at the time.
Submit any claims for November, no later than 14 December. You can claim before, during or after you process your payroll as long as your claim is submitted by the deadline.
Keep any records that support the amount of CJRS grant you claim, in case HMRC needs to check them. You can view, print or download copies of your previously submitted claims by logging onto your CJRS service on GOV.UK.
For claim periods from 1st December, employers cannot claim CJRS grants for any days that their employee is serving a contractual or statutory notice period, including notice of retirement or resignation.
We can check if you’re eligible, and work out how much you can claim using the CJRS calculator and examples, by searching 'Job Retention Scheme' on GOV.UK.
There are now monthly deadlines for claims. Claims for periods starting on or after 1 November must be submitted within 14 calendar days after the month they relate to, unless this falls on a weekend in which case the deadline is the next weekday. The deadline to make claims for employees furloughed in November is Monday 14 December etc.