20th April 2020
Furlough payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) have been extended by one month to now cover payments up to the end of June 2020.
In addition to this, there has also been clarification on the claim for Employers National Insurance under the scheme. When calculating the furlough amount, the Employers National Insurance element needs to be reviewed and adjusted to take account of the Employment Allowance.
For the 2020/21 tax year, the Employment Allowance for each business able to claim it, is £4,000. So, the Government will only pay the furlough amount of Employers National Insurance once the full Employment Allowance has been claimed.