Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Online Claims
On 12th June 2020 the Government published details about how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is changing.
There is effectively a new CJRS in place for furlough periods from 1 July 2020. Furlough periods that straddle 1 July are treated as ending on 30 June 2020 and then restart under the new scheme on 1 July. Two separate claims will be needed for such straddling furloughs, with furlough days up to 30 June 2020 to be included in the June claim.
For details of how to process claims for March, April, May and June 2020 please see Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Claims from March – June 2020
The CJRS scheme running form July onwards introduces new rules such as ‘flexible -furloughing’ and the maximum number of employees that can be furloughed. For this reason the CJRS calculator that was added to Payroll Manager in order to help with claims in March and April will not be able to calculate claims from 1 July onwards, as much of the data required to perform these calculations is not stored within the program.
For more details of how to process claims for July, August, September and October 2020 please see Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Claims from July – October 2020
Update January 2021: The Government has announced that the CJRS will now run until 30 April 2021 – please see gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme for further details