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The Application Link for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now live

Posted 20/04/2020

The link to apply to claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19) is now live.

If your payroll is processed by an agent and they are fully authorised to act on behalf of the Company for PAYE, not just in a filing capacity, they will be able to make the claim on your behalf.

If you are an employer making the claim yourself, you will require the following:

  • to be registered for PAYE online
  • your UK bank account number and sort code
  • your employer PAYE scheme reference number
  • the number of employees being furloughed
  • each employee’s National Insurance number
  • each employee’s payroll or employee number
  • the start date and end date of the claim
  • the full amount you’re claiming for including employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum pension contributions
  • your phone number

You also need to provide either:

  • your Corporation Tax unique taxpayer reference
  • your Self-Assessment unique taxpayer reference
  • your company registration number

For the link to apply to the scheme, please see

The Government have also produced a set-by step guide which includes examples of calculating a claim

For full details of the scheme, please refer to Also follow us on Linked In for further updates

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