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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – As of 2nd November 2020

2nd November 2020

Following the announcement of the four week lockdown from this Thursday, 5th November, the government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ‘CJRS’ until 1 December 2020.

To confirm, this means the Job Support Scheme is now delayed and will only come in to place when the CJRS is closed.

Some key points:

All affected employers can use the full CJRS, you do not have to have used the scheme previously.

Flexible furlough

As a reminder, the following is relevant when trying to work out the normal hours;

For people on fixed hours:

-Start with the hours the employee was contracted to work in the last pay period, prior to 30 October.

-Divide that by the number of calendar days in the repeating working pattern, including non-working days.

-Multiply by the number of calendar days in the pay period or partial pay period.

-Round up to the nearest whole number.

To clarify “normal pay” will be the amount the employee received in the pay period to 30 October 2020.

For people on variable hours:

-Start with the hours worked.

-Divide by the number of calendar days the person was employed.

-Multiply by the number of calendar days in the pay period.

-Round up to the nearest whole number

HMRC will be updating the guidance on the CJRS schemes and also updating the calculators you can sue to work out the furlough claims. CLICK HERE

If you would like to talk to us about how the CJRS may work for your business or want assistance with the claims then please get in touch with Mark Hook, or 0116 282 7000.

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