COVID19: Extension to October for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Confirmed

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is the UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed today that this scheme will be extended to October 2020.

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COVID19: 11 May 2020 – Updated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step-by-step guide for employers

Changes have been made and a new revised version of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide has been published by Gov.UK. The guide explains the information that you as an employer needs to provide to claim for your employees’ wages.

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COVID19: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – emerging issues & answers

Updated: 22 April 2020: Following emerging issues about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from HMRC, the ICAEW has released amended guidance. We have updated our “top 10 questions answered” to include these amendments

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COVID19: Furloughing period extended to 30 June 2020

The government have confirmed today that they are extending the period that employees can be furloughed to the end of June. The chancellor has also stated that this period could be extended further. If the lock down restrictions are lifted at the end of May this would allow some businesses to start trading by un-furloughing some staff whilst keeping others on  furlough and have a couple of months of trading before salaries are to be met in full or other action taken. Alternatively, it may be an indication of the lock down period being extended once again.  

Please also remember that the HMRC portal goes live on Monday

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COVID19: URGENT update Job Retention Scheme qualifying date has changed

Change to qualifying start date for employees – The government have given further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS). The qualifying date, when the employee has to have been on the employer’s payroll, has changed from 28th February to 19th March 2020.

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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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COVID19: Further Clarity on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

COVID19 Update: 27th March 2020 – Further Clarity on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – The government has now provided further clarity on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we have outlined this for you below:

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COVID19: Job Retention Scheme for Furloughed employees explained

Covid19 Update: 26th March 2020 – On Friday 20 March 2020, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to help businesses through these times of economic uncertainty. Among these is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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COVID19: Support for UK Business through Coronavirus – Job Retention Scheme & more plus updates for self-employed

Daily COVID-19 Update 23rd March 2020 – Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.

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