Job Retention Scheme Portal Now Open

The HMRC online portal for the job retention scheme which allows employers to apply for the repayment of furloughed wages is now open. Apply for Furlough Repayments Here

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.

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 on the calculation guidance page 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.

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 they need to contact you about them.
Expect to receive the funds six working days after you apply, provided your claim matches records that are held for your PAYE scheme – do not contact them before this time.
To receive payment by 30‌‌ April, you will need to have completed an application by 22‌‌ April.

This scheme will be open until the end of June 2020. For further information, download the Government’s Step-By-Step guide for furloughing employees.