The government has updated information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) today.
Who can claim? You can now claim through the CJRS for employees that were on your PAYE payroll on or before 19 March. Previously it was 28 February. This means more people might be eligible for CJRS.
What you’ll need to make a claim has also been updated. This includes more guidance on what to do if you furlough fewer than 100 staff and more than 100 staff, as well as record keeping, HMRC’s right to retrospectively audit all aspects of a claim, and the difference between using an agent and file-only agent for your PAYE.
“The file should include the following information for each furloughed employee: name, National Insurance number, claim period and claim amount, payroll/employee number (optional).”
We will send an update as soon as the new online platform to make claims is launched – this is still expected on 20 April.
We remain open seven days a week at NCHA to support you throughout the Covid-19 crisis. If you need us, contact us as usual at [email protected] or call 020 7298 5110.