Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CRJS)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CRJS)
– Update 18th June 2020

The Government guidance was updated on 12 June 2020 and provides details of how the scheme will change from 1 July 2020.

Your employer can make claims for days in July from 1 July 2020.  They cannot claim for periods in July before that date.

The last day your employer can submit claims for periods ending on or before 30th June 2020, will be 31 July 2020. There are no changes to grant levels in June.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will close on 31 October 2020.

From 1 July 2020, your employer can bring furloughed employees back to work for any amount of time and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim a CJRS grant for the hours not worked.

From 1 August 2020, the level of grant will be reduced each month. To be eligible for the grant, employers must pay furloughed employees 80% of their wages, up to £2,500 per month, for the time they are being furloughed.

As an example, an employee is entitled to 60% of the £2,500, if they are placed on furlough for 60% of their usual hours:

For June and July, the Government will continue to pay 80% of wages up to £2,500 for the hours the employee is on furlough, as well as employer National Insurance Contributions and pension contributions, for the hours the employee is on furlough. Employers will have to pay employees for the hours they work.

From August, the Government will pay 80% of wages up to £2,500 for the hours an employee is on furlough and employers will pay employer National Insurance Contributions and pension contributions, for the hours the employee is on furlough.

From September, the Government will pay 70% of wages up to £2,187.50 for the hours the employee is on furlough. Employers will pay employer National Insurance Contributions and pension contributions and top up employees’ wages to ensure they receive 80% of their wages, up to £2,500, for time they are furloughed.

From October, the Government will pay 60% of wages up to a cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough. Employers will pay employer National Insurance Contributions and pension contributions and top up employees’ wages to ensure they receive 80% of their wages up to a cap of £2,500, for time they are furloughed.

At their own expense, employers can top up employee wages above the 80% total and £2,500 for the hours not worked. Employers will have to pay their employees for the hours worked.

For further guidance and to arrange to speak to a Paperweight Caseworker, please call Paperweight on 020 8455 4996 or e-mail info@paperweight.org.uk 

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