Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: what employers need to know

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Is coronavirus putting your people’s jobs at risk? You have probably already looked into placing your employees on temporary leave (furlough), and claiming for 80% of each of their wages (up to £2,500 per month) through the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

If you’re unsure about any parts of this process, or haven’t yet looked into it yet, here are some useful tools and guides to help.

Is your organisation eligible and can you claim?

Check if you can claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on furlough due to COVID-19. Click here to read HMRC’s guide for employers.

Step by step guide

This step by step guide explains the information that employers need to provide to HMRC to make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It also describes the processes involved. Click here to access the guide.

Payment calculator

Find out how to calculate 80% of your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’ve placed your people on furlough due to COVID-19. Click here to learn more and access the calculator.

Make a claim

Already understand the process? Click here to go straight to the portal at HMRC and claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Need more help?

If you would like more support with these or any other legal queries, we have two dedicated helplines to help:

County FAs: Call 08448 240 432 or email [email protected]

Chartered Standard Clubs: Call 0191 211 7799 or email [email protected]

You can also visit the FA Resource Area for more information on other legal issues.