Further Guidance on the Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Has Been Released
The guidance includes:
- Changes to the scheme and key dates that you need to be aware of
- How you can claim if you bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time from 1 July (known as flexible furloughing) and how many employees you can claim for in any one claim
- How to claim, and the information you’ll need to do so
- How to work out how much you can claim, including an online calculator to help you
- More information on amending your claim.
What you need to do now
- Read the guidance to see how changes to the scheme impact you
- Book a webinar via GOV.UK if you’d like more support https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-is-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19
- Consider which employees you want to keep on full-time furlough and which employees will come back to work – on what hours – to agree arrangements with them as needed for your business.
What you need to do from July
- Start your flexible furloughing of employees from 1 July onwards. You will pay their wages for the time they are in work and can apply for a job retention scheme grant to cover any of their usual hours they are furloughed for. You can still keep employees on full furlough if you need to
- Claim for periods ending on or before 30 June, by 31 July – this is the last date you can make those claims
- Claim for further furlough periods as needed – the first time you will be able to make a claim for days in July will be 1 July.
For full Government Guidance please see https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme
The following document also provides a very clear summarised table showing the changes to the scheme on a month by month basis https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme/changes-to-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme
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