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16 August 2021

CJRS will be ending on 30 September 2021

Throughout the pandemic, one of the many lifelines which enabled businesses to retain their staff and continue to remain viable was the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Over recent months this has progressively been tapering off.

From 1 August 2021, the government will pay 60% of wages up to a maximum cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough. Please remember that for claims (from 1st July 2021), employers must top up employees’ wages to make sure they receive 80% of their wages (up to £2,500) for the hours they are on furlough (caps are proportional to the hours not worked).

     August / September
  Government contribution: wages for
  hours not worked
    60% up to £1,875
  Employer contribution wages for hours not worked    20% up to £625
  For hours not worked employee receives    80% up to £2,500 per month

Claim/amendment dates

The forthcoming submission dates are listed below together with the final dates for any amendments needed.

    Claim periodSubmission dateAmendment date
    August14th September 202128th September 2021
    September14th October 202128th October 2021

You can of course continue to choose to top up your employees’ wages above the 80% total and £2,500 cap for the hours not worked at your own expense.

If you need any support with this, please get in touch with us