Inca COVID-19 Update: What You Need to Know About Furloughing Staff After 1st July + Applications for DGF Close on Wednesday
15th June 2020
Welcome to our latest COVID-19 update.
Welcome to our latest COVID-19 update. We hope you and your family are keeping safe and well.
Furloughing Staff from 1st July: What You Need to Know
HMRC has amended its guidance regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). If you plan to furlough employees from 1st July, you need to be aware of these revisions.
You’ll find a link for more information below, but here are some of the key headlines:
- Furlough periods that straddle 1stJuly are treated as ending on 30th June 2020 and then restart under the new scheme on 1st
- Claims under the existing CJRS scheme must be made by 31st Claims under the new CJRS cannot be made until 1stJuly.
No straddling of months
- Claims must start and end within the same calendar month and claim periods cannot be shorter than a week.
Who can be in a claim from 1st July?
- An employee can only be included in the claim from 1stJuly if they had been furloughed for a minimum of 21 days at any point between 1st March 2020 to 30th June 2020.
- If an employee begins a new furlough period after 10thJune, they must complete a period of at least 21 days on furlough, before moving on to a flexible furlough arrangement.
- The number of employees you claimed for must not exceed the highest number of employees that were in any claim up to and including 30thJune 2020.
- From 1stJuly 2020, employees can work and be furloughed in the same pay period – even on the same day. Employers taking advantage of this flexibility will have to calculate the employee’s usual hours, actual hours worked, and furloughed hours worked.
The wage cap
- The £2,500 wage cap continues to apply for July and August.
Applications for Discretionary Grant Fund (DGF) Close on 17th June
Businesses eligible for the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils’ Discretionary Grant Fund – aimed at businesses that were not eligible to claim the initial government COVID-19 grants – must submit their applications via the SVBS website by no later than 12pm on Wednesday 17 June at 12pm. You will be able to apply via an online form on the SVBS website.
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