COVID-19 CJRS update 24-4-20
Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
On 20 April the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was opened and HMRC launched its calculator tool to help businesses work out how much they can apply for.
HMRC confirms the calculator is aimed at organisations with a ‘small number of employees’ and will help them to work out the figures they will need to complete an online CJRS.
The calculator comes three days after HMRC issued a wave of guidance. Alongside updates to its key guidance for employers and employees, HMRC published specific information to help employers work out how much they could claim and a downloadable step-by-step guide that outlines: what to consider before making a claim, how to calculate a claim, how to make a claim and what to do afterwards.
HMRC guidance for employers:
- HMRC CJRS Helpline
- Check if you can claim for your employees’ wages through the CJRS.
- Work out 80% of your employees’ wages to claim through the CJRS.
- CJRS calculator
- Claim for your employees’ wages through the CJRS: A step by step guide for employers.
- HMRC confirms agent authorisation for CJRS claims.