Staff - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furloughed Workers

Covid-19 Business and Individual Support Measures for Staff - Job Retention Scheme - Furloughed Workers 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Information

How we can help

Grants to cover 80% of the salary of PAYE employees not working but furloughed and kept on payroll, up to £2,500 a month. This is backdated to 1 March 2020 and will be open before the end of April, for at least 3 months.

New Update CJRS V2

If we process your payroll, we can guide you through the process from advice on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to making the claim for furloughed employees. Please click below for more details

We have checked with our professional indemnity providers. We cannot review your staff employment contracts and advise you whether you can ‘furlough’ somebody.  However, a pragmatic solution could be to ‘negotiate’ the furlough terms with individual employees (as stated by the government), in writing, as we believe that should suffice.

For absolute certainty, please contact an employment lawyer. 

Or, we have negotiated a special rate with HR Dept who have offices across the UK. Contact Olivia (olivia.flattery@hrdept.co.uk), include your contact details (name, address, phone number) and you will receive a call from your local HR Representative.

 

For Directors on minimum salary the same principle will apply.

If you are a director and take minimum salary and maximum dividends you are an employee and, if you draw your salary through a PAYE scheme, you can be furloughed from the date you were unable to work.The salary must go through a PAYE scheme, and had to be being paid and in operation before 28.02.2020.

Use the Corona Virus Business Interruption Loan to help finance the shortfall between the normal remuneration and the grant.