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Calculating CJRS claims

Calculating CJRS claims

The Government has updated its guidance on calculating claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This clarifies the information relating to claim period deadlines and timings, and includes graphics to help visualise the process. Of particular note is that when making a claim: you do not have to wait until the end date of the...

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CJRS – extension of furloughing from 1 November 2020

CJRS – extension of furloughing from 1 November 2020

The Government has now published the guidance for the extended CJRS. The guidance is an updated version of the original guidance, with details of how to claim for periods after 1 November 2020. Of particular note is the reference period for calculating claims is prior to 18 March 2020 for people who were employed before...

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New national COVID measures for Wales

New national COVID measures for Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford has set out the new post-firebreak measures in Wales. A new and simpler set of national rules will apply once the Wales-wide firebreak lockdown comes to an end at 00:01 on Monday 9 November. The new national measures are designed to “protect people’s health and provide as much freedom as possible while...

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Job Retention Scheme extended – JSS on hold

Job Retention Scheme extended – JSS on hold

Following the announcement that England is to enter a second national lockdown with effect from Thursday 5 November, the Prime Minister confirmed that the Job Retention Scheme – widely known as the Furlough Scheme – will remain in place until December. This is a return to the original scheme where employees who are placed on...

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – second grant

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – second grant

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be able to claim a grant through the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Applications for the second and final grant are now open if your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020....

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Changes to CJRS from 1 September

Changes to CJRS from 1 September

There are changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 September.  Employers need to know that: From 1 September CJRS will pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours furloughed employees do not work. You will still need to pay your furloughed employees at least...