Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

This is an overview of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and provides.

  • Key information about the scheme
  • How much you can claim
  • What to do next

Updates to the scheme

The Job Retention Scheme has been extended until September, with no changes in terms of employees, who will continue to receive the same financial support.

From July, employers will have to pay 10% of the cost, with 20% in August and September.

Check information from Government

Whilst every effort has been made to keep this topic up to date, we advice you to check the official government website to keep up to date with the latest changes to the financial support relating to Coronavirus available from the Government and for useful tools.

Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Changes to the Job retention scheme from 1 July 2021

Job Retention Scheme Calculator

About the job retention scheme

This scheme has been set up to support employers whose businesses have been affected by coronavirus and help them continue to pay the wages of staff who would otherwise have been let go.

All UK businesses, including charities, are eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). There isn’t a cap on the number of workers who can be selected for the scheme.

  • As an employer, you do not have to have claimed before.
  • Employees do not need to have been furloughed under CJRS previously.
  • The government will pay 80% of the wages of furloughed employees, up to £2,500 per month.
  • You can top this up if you want to, but you ca
  • As an employer, you pay all the employer's National Insurance and employer pension contributions.
  • Claims can be made by employers across the UK that meet the eligibility criteria.

How the scheme works

If you're an employer who can't cover staff costs due to coronavirus and have asked your employees to stop working, but you haven't made them redundant, then you can apply to HMRC to help pay their salaries.

  1. Check the eligibility criteria for the scheme against your individual circumstances.

  2. Place your employees on furlough and notify them of this change.
  3. Pay your employees.
  4. Make a claim using the HMRC’s online portal and reimbursement system.

Furlough leave is leave offered to employees which keeps them on the payroll without them working. As the furloughed employees are kept on the payroll, this is different to being laid off without pay or being made redundant.

The Government will cover 80% of salaries for furloughed employees, up to £2,500 per month. T

What's next

Once you receive the grant, you'll need to record it your accounts. See Record the grant from Job Retention Scheme (Covid-19)