COVID-19 Government Support News: 19th July 2021
Please note that this update is correct as of the 19th July 2021. If you need any help or have any questions on the below please contact us on 01256 883 012.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - Update
The CJRS has been extended until 30 September 2021. From 1 July 2021, the government will pay 70% of wages up to a maximum cap of £2,187.50 for the hours the employee is on furlough.
Employers will top up employees’ wages to make sure they receive 80% of wages (up to £2,500) in total for the hours the employee is on furlough. The caps are proportional to the hours not worked.
From 1 August 2021, the government will pay 60% of wages for furlough employees up to £1,875. From 1 July 2021, employers will top up employees’ wages to make sure they receive 80% of wages (up to £2,500).
Click here to check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Download a Template if You're Claiming for 16 or More Employees Through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Complete a template with the details of the employees you're claiming for and upload this when you claim (for claims on or after 1 July 2020). These templates have been updated.
Click here to download a template if you're claiming for 16 or more employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) - Get Ready to Claim the Fifth Grant
HMRC have provided a new video about the SEISS fifth grant. Click on the image below to watch it.
Click here to view help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Work Out Your Turnover so you Can Claim the Fifth SEISS Grant
The introduction to the guidance has been edited to explain that you would need to tell HMRC about your turnover if you traded in 2019 to 2020 as well as any of the other tax years listed. The section ‘How to work out your April 2020 to April 2021 turnover’ has been updated with examples of start dates you can use.
Click here to work out your turnover so you can claim the fifth SEISS grant.