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July changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

July changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

April Foster

From 1 July 2021, employers will have to contribute 10% towards wages for employees on furlough as the level of government support for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is reduced to 70%.

To be eligible for the CJRS grant, you will have to continue to pay furloughed staff members 80%, up to a monthly cap of £2,500 for the time they spend on furlough.

The table below shows examples of the level of government contribution available in the coming months, the required employer contribution, and the amount that the employee receives per month where the employee is furloughed 100% of the time.

If you wish to do so, you can 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 wish to make a claim, you can do so by visiting the government guidance page here

May furlough claims
The deadline for submitting the May furlough claim is also fast approaching, claims must be made to HMRC by 14 June 2021.