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Covid 19 advice for employers

As the Covid 19 furlough scheme draws to an end on October 31st, what do you need to do now and what comes next?

The last date you can make a claim relating to the period up to 31 October is 30 November after which you will not be able to submit or add to earlier claims.

What if you have made an error?

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Please ensure that any errors are corrected on your final claim and if you any back to HMRC that it is included on your last claim.

Keep your records

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Ensure you keep all of your Covid 19 furlough calculations in case HMRC want to carry out checks

 Covid 19 Job Retention Bonus

For each member of staff furloughed and continuously employed to 31 January 2021, you will be able to claim £1000 between 15 February 2021 and 31 March 2021. You can still claim if that member of staff joins the job support scheme below. Read more

The New Improved Job Support Scheme (JSS)

JSS starts to operate from 1 November and will run for 6 months. Employees will be paid for every hour not worked up to two-thirds of their usual salary.

The government will provide up to 61.67% of wages for hours not worked, up to £1541.75 per month (more than doubling the maximum payment of £697.92 under the previous rules).

The latest announcement reduces the employer contribution to those unworked hours to just 5% and reduces the minimum hour’s requirements to 20%. Those working just one day a week will be eligible. For someone being paid £587 for their unworked hours, the government would be contributing £543 and their employer only £44. Read more

Read the full details of the changes to the Winter Economy Plan 

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