Furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

For an employer to claim through the scheme, they must:

For claims from 1 May 2021, the employer must also have done both of the following between 20 March 2020 and 2 March 2021:

  • put the employee or worker on their PAYE payroll
  • included the employee or worker in a 'Real Time Information' (RTI) submission to HMRC

More financial support for employers

Employers may be able to get financial support through other government schemes.

Acas is not able to advise on these schemes.

The schemes include regional support for businesses affected by the pandemic, and one-off grants for some sectors.

To find out more:

Financial support if you're self-employed

You may be able to get financial support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

Acas is not able to advise on this scheme.

Find out if you're eligible for the next Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant on GOV.UK.

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