New Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) guidance is now available on GOV.UK.
You are able to apply to CJRS online for periods from 1 November. You will need to submit any claims for November by 14 December.
The new updates to the support are: -
CJRS has been extended to 31 March 2021 for all parts of the UK. From 1 November, the UK Government will pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. This will be reviewed in January.
You and your employees do not need to have benefited from the scheme before to claim for periods from 1 November. click here for full eligibility criteria
HMRC intends to publish details of employers who use the scheme for claim periods from December, and employees will be able to find out if their employer has claimed for them under the scheme.
There are now monthly deadlines for claims. Claims for periods starting on/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 Job Retention Bonus will no longer be paid in February 2021 and an alternative retention incentive will be put in place at the appropriate time.
The launch of the Job Support Scheme has also been postponed.
Agree, in writing, working hours with any employees you wish to furlough for November and agree any changes to their employment contract.
Work out how much you can claim for your employees using the CJRS calculator and examples
Submit any claims for periods from 1 November no later than 14 December.
You will still need to 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 details of reporting payments to HMRC click here.