Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS): a cash grant payable to employers up to 31 March 2021.


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My husband has a limited company and is paid only by dividends, is this anything available to him re the Furlough Scheme?

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Hi there,

For the furlough claim calculation, should the wages figure used be pre-deductions or post-deductions? I can't find any clarity on this point on the government website or elsewhere.

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Please can you advise on the following? I've been racking my brains and can't find anything in the guidance that says this isn't possible. But I think the catch all is not being allowed to work whilst furloughed possibly? Their contracts say they...

Please can you advise on the following? I've been racking my brains and can't find anything in the guidance that says this isn't possible. But I think the catch all is not being allowed to work whilst furloughed possibly? Their contracts say they work 7 hours a day.
A client has asked two members of staff to return to work for two days a week working their normal 7 hrs a day. The total working week is 35 hours. The business is doggy daycare usually there would be 4 staff starting at different times covering early morning to late evening. The two staff would have to stay longer than their normal contracted 7 hours to close in the evening. Can he pay them 1 hour each overtime and still claim their 21 furlough hours each or would he need to claim 20 furlough hours and claim the 1 hours as working?

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Can you confirm the following please;

1. If an employer has employees back on part-time hours from 01/07/20 under the furlough scheme over the summer months, but cannot guarantee working hours from September, are they able to revert said...

Can you confirm the following please;

1. If an employer has employees back on part-time hours from 01/07/20 under the furlough scheme over the summer months, but cannot guarantee working hours from September, are they able to revert said employees back to non-working employees and claiming the grant at 70%?

2. In respect of the part-time workers, is the government grant going to make up the wages for all the hours not worked? So if an employee came back on 5 hours per week, when their usual working week is 40 hours, the government will pay the 35 hours not worked?


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I don't believe that the minimum furlough period is one week, I believe it is just the minimum claim period that is one week.

If you could provide a link to a gov.uk source that clarifies this it would be appreciated.

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HMRC say 7 calendar days - so we take that this is a week!

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

"Flexible furlough agreements
There is no minimum furlough period, agreed flexible...

HMRC say 7 calendar days - so we take that this is a week!

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

"Flexible furlough agreements
There is no minimum furlough period, agreed flexible furlough agreements can last any amount of time. Employees can enter into a flexible furlough agreement more than once.

Although flexible furlough agreements can last any amount of time, unless otherwise specified the period that you claim for must be for a minimum claim period of 7 calendar days."

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Yes you are correct, there is no minimum furlough period from 1 July. The article needs amending!

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I think that the confusion here is that the minimum claim period in HMRC's system, is 1 week. That does not necessarily mean that the employee has been furloughed all week, it just means that for that week there is a flexible furlough claim for...

I think that the confusion here is that the minimum claim period in HMRC's system, is 1 week. That does not necessarily mean that the employee has been furloughed all week, it just means that for that week there is a flexible furlough claim for some of it.

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Hi

I was working in NHS on a fixed term contract. My contract terminated on the 31st March I was given one months notice on 22nd February. Can Nhs put be on job retention scheme?

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I've run a small Limited entertainment company for nearly 15 years. Last year my accountant stopped the payroll after we had "discussions" of operating as a sole trader.....something I decided against. Once I had noticed it had stopped I...

I've run a small Limited entertainment company for nearly 15 years. Last year my accountant stopped the payroll after we had "discussions" of operating as a sole trader.....something I decided against. Once I had noticed it had stopped I contacted him, fortunately I have email evidence proving that I asked for this to be reinstated back in November, December and again February, which I was assured would happen but didn't. He then ignored my calls and emails when Covid struck, and after HMRC turned me down I then began appealing the decision through a new accountant I have now found out I am not eligible for the furlough scheme as the payroll was not live on March 19th - all this despite my new accountant backdating the payroll and HMRC saying they sympathise. But clearly sympathy will not save my business. I am now looking at suing my old accountant, have you any other advice as I really cannot now afford protracted costly legal proceedings since I have had no income since March.

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Furlough claims for August can be submitted from 20th July - does that mean NIC's can also be claimed if claimed before 1 August?

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If you are not using the flexible furlough scheme, but are still using the normal furlough scheme, do you have to use the new HMRC template for 100 or more employees or is this just for companies using the flexible scheme.

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Dave

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my company is paying the 80% & the client we work for is paying the extra 20%. my question is as we are normally off for bank holidays does the company need to pay the extra 20% ontop of the 80% plus the clients 20% or does the company owe the...

my company is paying the 80% & the client we work for is paying the extra 20%. my question is as we are normally off for bank holidays does the company need to pay the extra 20% ontop of the 80% plus the clients 20% or does the company owe the workers those bank holidays in lieu as the company hasnt paid the full holiday pay to the workers
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