Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended (CJRS)by The Payroll Manager on 05/12/20
We hope you are fit and well.
There was some relief today when the Chancellor announced that the CJRS is to be extended for a further four months.
Some sectors will be returning to work over the coming weeks but for others, such as hospitality, it may still be a long while before businesses can resume. The idea behind extending the scheme is to keep as many people in employment as possible by avoiding unnecessary redundancies. The aim being to ensure that the workforce is ready and in place for when further aspects of the lockdown are relaxed.
Full details are yet to be revealed but from August it is expected that most employers will be able to make workplaces safe and restart operations. To ensure a smooth transition from furlough to getting back to work it appears that employers will be able to claim part furlough payments for employees who are able, for example, to return to work on a part time basis. More details to follow once they are made public.
In the meantime we will be continuing to claim CJRS payments for our current clients. In general we have processed up to and including all payments within the period ending 5th May 2020. If you want us to make your next claim then please complete, sign and email the appropriate form available on our Covid-19 page.
Make sure that you indicate whether the claim is ongoing or whether an employee has returned to work. We need the last day of furlough so that we can compute an accurate claim. For continuing claims we can request furlough payments for periods shorter than three weeks (as long as the total furlough period endures for at least three weeks unbroken).
If you have any questions relating to the CJRS then please channel them through your usual Paytec contact.
While we have had contact from most clients there remains a small group who have yet to inform us whether they wish to make a claim or not. If you fall into this category it is not too late to go back to the beginning of your furlough period and make one longer claim.