It’s nearly a month since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme opened and many businesses will be preparing to make another claim in order to receive money by the end of May.
To ensure you receive a payment by the end of May, you need to apply by Wednesday 20 May.
When you make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, you’ll receive the money within six working days.
After making a claim, please keep all records and calculations, in case we need to contact you to discuss these.
Update on the scheme
On 12 May, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme scheme will be extended until the end of October. The scheme will continue in its current form until the end of July.
From 1 August to the end of October, the Government will introduce more flexibility so employers will be able to bring their furloughed employees back to work part-time and contribute to paying employees’ wages while still receiving support from the scheme.
These measures will apply across all regions and sectors in the UK economy, and we are expecting to hear more details of how this will work by the end of May.