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Don’t miss 10 June deadline for furlough

8 June 2020: Employers are reminded that 10 June is the last date for starting furlough for staff to claim a grant under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

ICAEW’s Tax Faculty is reminding organisations that on 30 June the CJRS will close to employees who haven’t been furloughed for a three-week period. This means 10 June 2020 is the last day on which someone who has never been furloughed before can start a period of furlough and qualify for their wages to be covered by the CJRS.

The reminder comes ahead of the Tax Faculty broadcasting its latest webinar on the CJRS, which will outline the proposed changes to the scheme from 1 July. The webinar starts at 16:00 on 9 June and will be freely available to watch on demand afterwards.

Other key upcoming dates for CJRS, include:

  • 12 June – HMRC will publish further guidance on the changes to the CJRS.
  • 1 July – employees previously furloughed can return to work part time (with hours not working covered by the CJRS), but the number of employees covered by a claim cannot exceed certain limits.
  • 31 July –the deadline to make a claim for any periods of furlough up until 30 June. This deadline applies to both employees furloughed for the first time and those previously furloughed and claimed for.

Find out more about these dates and other changes to the qualifying criteria in the Tax Faculty’s webinar.