The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021 and the level of grant available to employers under the scheme will stay the same until 30 June 2021.
Changes to the level of grant from 1 July 2021
From 1 July 2021, the level of grant will be reduced and you will be asked to contribute towards the cost of your furloughed employees’ wages. To be eligible for the grant you must continue to pay your furloughed employees 80% of their wages, up to a cap of £2,500 per month for the time they spend on furlough.
Employers can furlough employees for any amount of time and any work pattern, while still being able to claim the grant for the hours not worked.
Who can claim
You must have created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 30 October 2020 or before 2 March 2021 for periods starting on or after 1 May 2021 and enrolled for PAYE online
Any entity with a UK payroll can apply, including businesses, charities, recruitment agencies and public authorities.
Flexible furlough agreements
There is no minimum furlough period, agreed flexible furlough agreements can last any amount of time. Employees can enter into a flexible furlough agreement more than once.
Before you claim
work out how much you can claim through the scheme. HMRC retain the right to retrospectively audit all aspects of your claim.
Employers should discuss with their staff and make any changes to the employment contract by agreement.
Details of your claim will be publicly available
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