Online calculator updated in preparation for August 2020 furlough claims

The revised Covid 19 Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was launched successfully on the 1st July. One of the main features of the new scheme is that the rules will change each calendar month. In order to help employers plan ahead, HMRC are updating the online calculator and associated guidance as early as possible.

For those furloughed into August, the employer will no longer receive grant money to cover the employers secondary National Insurance nor employer pension contributions.

HMRC confirm the calculator for August has been made available Friday 10th July 2020.

Guidance has been updated to show that the calculator can now be used to work out what you can claim for in a claim period ending on or before 31 August. A link has also been added to a new full example for August, and the ‘Working how much you can claim for employer National Insurance contributions has been updated to make it clear what steps to take if your employee’s pay period goes beyond 30 June.

Important: While the calculator is available to help employers plan, the first date claims can be made for August 2020 will be 20th July 2020.

PAYadvice.UK 10/7/2020

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