Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

For claims relating to August and September 2021, the government will pay 60% of wages up to a maximum cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough.

For all claims from 1 July 2021, employers must top up their employees’ wages to make sure they receive 80% of their wages (up to £2,500) for the hours they are on furlough. The caps are proportional to the hours not worked.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be ending on 30 September 2021. Claims for September must be submitted by 14 October 2021 and any amendments must be made by 28 October 2021.


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021.

Claims for furlough days in February 2021 must be made by 15 March 2021.

You can no longer submit claims for claim periods ending on or before 31 October 2020.


For periods starting on or after 1 May 2021, you can claim for employees who were employed on 2 March 2021, as long as you have made a PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC between 20 March 2020 and 2 March 2021, notifying a payment of earnings for that employee. You do not need to have previously claimed for an employee before the 2 March 2021 to claim for periods starting on or after 1 May 2021. Visit the GOV.UK website for more information about the evel of grant that will be reduced.

For periods ending on or before 30 June 2021 you can claim 80% of an employee’s usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. From 1 July 2021, the level of grant will be reduced each month and you will be asked to contribute towards the cost of your furloughed employees’ wages. Visit the GOV.UK website for more information about the evel of grant that will be reduced.

You do not need to have previously claimed for an employee before the 30 October 2020 to claim.


Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme will not be introduced until after Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends.

Visit the GOV.UK website for information about the Job Support Scheme to see if you can claim

Last updated: 20/08/2021 12:41