Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme & Furlough Leave
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of September 2021. The government will pay 80% of wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500, and employers will be required to pay employer National Insurance contributions and employer pension contributions. From July onwards, employers will be asked to pay a percentage of their employee wages as the scheme winds down.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Claim Report
Employers will need to make a claim for their grant for their furloughed workers through HMRC's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme online service. BrightPay includes a CJRS Claim Report which can be used to ascertain the amounts needed for input into HMRC's online service. From November, claims must be submitted via HMRC’s online claim portal by the 14th of the following month.