New Forest

10/12/2020

Claim your “furlough” grant by 14th

We now have further details of the operation of the extension of CJRS “furlough” that will apply from 1 November 2020 through to the end of March 2021. The government support will initially be at the rate of 80% of an employee’s reference pay for hours they are furloughed, subject to a maximum of £2,500 a month.

Claims must be made by the 14th of the following month although they can be made up to 14 days in advance. Another key difference from the previous versions of CJRS is that there is no requirement that the employee was on the payroll at 19 March 2020 or has been previously furloughed. They do however need to be on the payroll and subject to an RTI submission prior to midnight on 30 October 2020.

Reference Pay

An employee’s reference pay will depend upon whether or not they were on the payroll and subject to an RTI submission for 2019/20 on or before 19 March 2020. Where that is the case their reference pay will be that used under the previous furlough scheme. Where the employee has joined since that date or not subject to an RTI submission prior to 19 March the reference pay will either be that for the last pay period ending on or before 30 October, or an average of pay from 6 April 2020 to their first day on furlough.

We can of course assist you with your claims, or alternatively prepare them and where we have authority, submit them on your behalf.

For further information on the job retention scheme, please contact James Alesbury on 023 8046 1222.

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