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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
March CJRS claims deadline approaches 14 April 2021
The deadline for submitting claims relating to the period of March 2021 under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is fast approaching, so payroll professionals should ensure that they send off the appropriate information within the correct timeframes.
Claims for March 2021 must be submitted by no later than 23:59 on 14 April 2021, and can be sent via the online portal here.
The amount that employers can claim remains at 80% of an employee’s wages for any of the hours they would usually work that they spend on furlough, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. This will be the case for claim periods running up until the end of June 2021. For the claim period of July 2021, the level of Government support will reduce to 70% of an employee’s wages for any of the hours they usually work that they spend on furlough, up to a maximum of £2,187.50 per month. Employers will be required to contribute 10% at this point.
For August and September 2021 claim periods, employers can claim for up to 60% of an employee’s standard wages, up to a cap of £1,875 per month. Employers will need to contribute 20%.
The scheme is then due to close on 30 September 2021.
A step by step guide is available for employers to help them with claiming for their employees’ wages through the CJRS.
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Further Treasury Direction made in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 20 April 2021
The Treasury has published a further Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
This allows the CJRS to be extended for the period commencing 1 May 2021 and ending on 30 September 2021. The schedule to the latest Direction provides for the tapering of the support in the claim periods of July, August and September 2021. Additionally, it extends the Real Time Information (RTI) cut-off date to 2 March 2021.
Claims for the period of May 2021 can be submitted from today (19 April 2021).
As a reminder, the upcoming deadlines for future claims is as follows:
Claim for furlough days in
Claim must be submitted by
14 May 2021
14 June 2021
14 July 2021
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