Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme launch date announced

09 April 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor announced a series of measures to support businesses and their employees. One of those measures is the CJRS, that allows employers to claim 80% of the wages of staff (up to a maximum of £2,500 per employee) that they have furloughed.

HMRC is working at pace to deliver the service that will allow businesses to make a claim.

How to access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC have announced that they will be ready to launch on 20 April. They will be contacting businesses to advise them what they need to do. But they are expecting phone demand to be beyond their capacity to offer a normal service, therefore, the service is designed to be self-serve with guidance in place.

Businesses will need the following information on each of their furloughed employees:

  • National Insurance number
  • Salary, National Insurance and pension contribution information that allows business to calculate the claim amount.

Find out more

Existing MHA MacIntyre Hudson Payroll Services clients should contact their normal Payroll contact for more information on how we can offer you vital support during this process.

If you are currently not a client and would like to find out more about how we can help you access this scheme, please contact one of our specialists below:

Nigel Morris, Employment Tax Director,, Tel: 07718 340634

Richard Maitland, Employment Tax Partner,, Tel 07711 373584

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