Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Update
Following the UK Governments introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to allow employers to furlough employees and reclaim 80% of their wage costs, it has been announced that this scheme will be opened for claims from 20 April 2020.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
H M Revenue and Customs has announced the Scheme will be opened for claims from 20 April 2020 and that they will be contacting businesses to advise them what they need to do. They are expecting phone demand to be beyond their capacity to offer a normal service. Therefore, the service has been designed to be self-serve with guidance in place.
We are ensuring we can directly support those clients we prepare payroll for. For all other clients we are keeping up to date on the measures being announced to allow us to provide guidance when requested.
You can find UK Government guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) here.
You can find H M Revenue and Customs contact details for enquiries on COVID-19 here.
A UK Government business support website can be found here. It contains guidance on all Coronavirus financial measures and business advice.
A UK Government general COVID-19 support website can be found here. It contains guidance on all matters pertaining to the Coronavirus.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Like you we are doing our best to deal with the situation, and we must all pull together to see this through.