Covid Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – 14th April 2020

April 14, 2020

There is a webinar which HMRC are running at the moment on the Covid Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). I have copied the link to a page where you can sign up for the webinar.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-is-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

The webinar was informative and I would recommend it to all those who are advising on or considering using the CJRS. I now know for example that if you placed an employee on unpaid leave prior to 28th February 2020 you cannot furlough but you can if it was on or after 28th February 2020 which answered a query raised with me only last week in respect of an employee placed on unpaid leave in March 2020.

I have copied below the links provided as part of the webinar. Some I have already mentioned in previous blogs but it is useful I think to have them all in one place.

It is worth noting that HMRC stressed that the information is what is known about CJRS as at today’s date and HMRC asked those participating to regularly check the links provided for updates and clarification.

The Chancellors statement

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-chancellor-rishi-sunak-provides-an-updated-statement-on-coronavirus

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): employers guide

https://www.gov.uk/employers-sick-pay

PAYE scheme

https://www.gov.uk/paye-for-employers

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP):

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/life-of-a-limited-liability-partnership/life-of-a-limited-liability-partnership-gpllp3

Contingent workers:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme#guidance-for-specific-customers

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

COVID-19: support for businesses

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

HMG business support

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/

Peter Doughty

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