Job Retention Scheme is now open for applications

Mon 20 April Coronavirus update

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open for applications.

You can go online to claim the cash grants for furloughed staff worth up to 80% of wages, capped at £2,500 a month per worker.  5000 HMRC staff are operating the scheme.

The link to the application is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Click ‘Claim now’.

To make a claim, you will need:

  • 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

If you are furloughing more than 100 employees you will need to download a file with your employees details (follow the instructions on line).

You can check if you can claim here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

And you can get guidance and an online calculator to calculate your claim here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/work-out-80-of-your-employees-wages-to-claim-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

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