Detailed guidance to help employers prepare for changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 July is now live on GOV.UK.
What employers need to do now
- Read the guidance to see how changes to the scheme impact you, using the calculator to understand how much you’ll be able to claim
- Book a webinar if you’d like more support
- Consider which employees you want to keep on full-time furlough and which employees will come back to work and on what hours. You will need to agree these arrangements with your employees in advance. We’d be grateful if you don’t call us for more information. All details are on GOV.UK and our webinars. This will leave our phone lines open for those who need them most. What employers need to do from July
- Start your flexible furloughing of employees from 1 July onwards. The hours and shift patterns employees work can be decided by you to suit the needs of your business. Employers will pay the wages for the time employees are in work and can apply for a job retention scheme grant to cover any of the usual hours the employee is still furloughed for. Employees can still be kept on full furlough if needed
- Claim for periods ending on or before 30 June, by 31 July – this is the last date employers can make those claims
- Claim for periods starting on or after 1 July (employers cannot claim for periods in July before this point).
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Go to GOV.UK for information on how to recognise genuine HMRC contact.