CJRS – Upcoming changes to payments and the furlough scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) continues to support many businesses, who are reliant on the financial support it offers to cover the costs of staff on furlough. Extended earlier this year in the Budget, support from the CJRS will slowly be withdrawn in the next three months before closing altogether at the end of…

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Furlough scheme guidance updated

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a series of updates to its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), more commonly known as the ‘furlough scheme’. The updates cover the changes to the scheme as it is extended from 1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021. The guidance confirms that new employees who…

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Requests for exemption from publication of furlough claims end

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that the final deadline for employers to request an exemption from the publication of furlough claim ended on Monday 25 January 2021. Shortly after it was announced in the autumn that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) would be extended and reset to resemble the original scheme launched…

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CJRS: Main changes to the extended scheme

Towards the end of 2020, the Chancellor announced the furlough scheme’s extension until 30 April 2021, which will continue to contribute 80 per cent towards employees’ wages. Despite some similarities to the initial scheme in March 2020, this time around the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has further restrictions on its usage than before, most…

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Coronavirus furlough and loan schemes further extended

As businesses prepare to enter a new year, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a further extension to the Government-backed loans and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In a move that the Chancellor said would provide “certainty for millions of jobs and businesses”, the Government has extended the furlough scheme until the end of April…

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Important deadlines approach for the furlough scheme

Businesses across the UK are being reminded of key deadlines and actions for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which are just days away. The CJRS was extended recently to 31‌‌‌ ‌March 2021 for all parts of the UK. Since 1 November 2020, the UK Government has agreed to pay 80 per cent of employees’…

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