Job retention scheme – how to claim
Michael Chadwick, founding Director at Chadwick & Company, gives further information the Government’s job retention scheme.
The HMRC have officially opened their job retention scheme today. In advance of the opening, the Government announced some important changes:
- Businesses can claim for employees that were employed as of 19 March 2020 and were on your PAYE payroll on or before that date.
- The scheme has been extended from 31 May 2020 to the end of June.
- Employees that were employed as of 28 February 2020 and on payroll, can also qualify for the scheme if you re-employ them and put them on furlough.
As you prepare to make a claim, please note:
- The online claim service has been today. Claims made by 22 April will be paid by 30 April.
- The only way to make a claim is online – the service should be simple to use and any support you need available on GOV.UK; this will include help with calculating the amount you can claim.
- Firms can make the claim yourself even if you usually use an agent.
- Claims will be paid within six working days.
- Businesses will need a Government Gateway ID and password. This can be obtained by going on GOV.UK and searching for ‘HMRC services: sign in or register’.
- Employers will also need to be enrolled for PAYE online. Again this can be done by going to GOV.UK and searching for ‘PAYE Online for employers’.
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