The Government has now published the guidance for the extended CJRS. The guidance is an updated version of the original guidance, with details of how to claim for periods after 1 November 2020. Of particular note is the reference period for calculating claims is prior to 18 March 2020 for people who were employed before this date. So if employees have taken cuts in hours or pay during since 19 March, this will not impact on their furlough pay.
Some of the key points are:
There is separate guidance detailing how the employment status of workers impacts on a business’s ability to furlough them. Some of the key points here are:
There is an online calculator to help determine how much you can claim. The key points here are:
For employees on fixed pay:
For employees on fixed pay thereference period is the last pay period ending on or before 19 March 2020 for employees who either:
For all other employees, the reference period is the last pay period ending on or before 30 October 2020.
For employees on variable pay:
For employees who were on payroll on 19 March 2020, you should calculate 80% of the higher of:
For all other employees’ you should calculate 80% of the average wages payable between 6 April 2020 (or, if later, the date the employment started) and the day before they are furloughed on or after 1 November 2020.
Once you have calculated how much you can claim, there is a separate online portal for making an application. The cut-off dates for claims are:
|Claim for furlough days in
|Claim must be submitted by
|14 December 2020
|14 January 2021
|15 February 2021
|15 March 2021
|14 April 2021
NB 30 November 2020 is the last day employers can submit or change claims for periods ending on or before 31 October 2020.
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