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COVID-19 Update: Claim online for furlough grants

By autotech-nic on April 20, 2020

Update from HMRC:

You can now claim online for a grant for 80% of your furloughed employees’ salaries, up to a maximum of £2,500 per employee, per month, through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. To receive payment by 30 April, you will need to complete an application by 22 April.

This scheme will be open until the end of June 2020.

Before you make a claim:

Read all the available guidance on GOV.UK before you apply

Gather all the information and the precise calculations you need before you start your application – if you have a payroll provider, they will be able to help you with this

You can find out more in the calculation guidance where you can access a claim calculator – this will allow you to check your claim for most employees who are paid the same amount each pay period

Access our simple step-by-step guide for additional help.

After you’ve made a claim:

Keep a note or a print-out of your claim reference number – you won’t receive a confirmation SMS or email.

Retain all records and calculations for your claims, in case we need to contact you about them.

Expect to receive the funds six working days after you apply, provided your claim matches records that we hold for your PAYE scheme – please do not contact us before this time.

To receive payment by 30 April, you will need to complete an application by 22 April.



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