CJRS Version 2.0: Variable hours employees, making claims and practical tips to get you ready

HMRC’s guidance for the CJRS is vast and somewhat confusing in parts. Usual Hours remains a headache as you can find conflicting HMRC guidance as to how the calculation works. Clarification is still needed from HMRC on “working hours” but here is a clearer picture of how to calculate variable hours employees and our practical tips to get you ready for CJRS version 2, flexible furloughing

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COVID19: HMRC’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims corrections facility now live

Calculating the correct amounts of employees costs to claims under HRMC’s furlough scheme and the lack of an error correction facility during the claim process has given a headache to many an employer. The online error correction facility only applies to over-claims of CJRS grants

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COVID19: Proposed changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Latest COVID19 Job Retention Scheme CJRS proposed changes – announced 29 May 2020 – The Chancellor has announced the government’s plans to change the CJRS which will now be re-engineered to support businesses sending staff back to work. Employers will be able to put staff on part-time furlough, claiming the CJRS grant for a portion of their salary.

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COVID19: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) online portal opens for claims on 20 April 2020

HMRC announced plans this week to open the online Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) service on Monday 20 April – the first claims due to be paid 10 days later. File-only and payroll bureaus will be omitted from claiming.

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