Extension to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

7th December 2020

The Government has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021. The Government has reviewed the terms of the scheme and confirmed that the claim will remain at the current level of 80% of an employee’s usual wage for the hours not worked up to a maximum of £2,500. You can no longer claim for employer National Insurance contributions or employer pension contributions.


Any November 2020 claims should have been submitted by 14 December 2020. Please see deadlines below for remaining periods:


Claim for furlough days in: Claim must be submitted by:
December 2020 14 January 2021
January 2021 15 February 2021
February 2021 15 March 2021
March 2021 14 April 2021
April 2021 14 May 2021


For more information please see link below:


Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


If you would like to speak to someone about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, please reach out to your usual Whiting & Partners contact.



Disclaimer - All information in this post was correct at time of writing.
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