Coronavirus Update 1st July 2020
HMRC have republished all of its Job Retention Scheme guidance this morning.
The links are noted below.
“Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”
“Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”
"Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme"
“Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”
“Steps to take before calculating your claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”
“Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”
“Find examples to help you calculate your employees' wages”;
“Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”
“Reporting employees' wages to HMRC when you've claimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The update is little more than a refresh to take into account the new rules about flexible furloughing staff from 1 July onwards.
However, there are one or two newsworthy amendments to highlight;
- A reminder that you have up to 31 July only to claim for periods ended 30 June 2020
- A new section in which individuals can report fraud to HMRC if the employer;
- is claiming for employees who are at work
- asks an employee to work when furloughed
- makes a backdated claim that includes times when an employee was working
The section gives details of a web address where employees can report abuse to HMRC.
- Flexible furloughing of staff, including reference to;
- Employees can be furloughed flexibly for any period of time
- Claims must be for a period of at least 7 days in which flexible furloughing was undertaken
- Holidays can be subject to furlough but employers must top up the furlough pay to ensure full holiday pay is paid over
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