CJRS guidance updated to reflect August and September claims

20 August 2021

Guidance pages relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) have been updated to reflect how much organisations can claim back for the periods of August and September 2021.

The government will pay 60% of wages up to a maximum of £1,875 for the hours that employees spend on furlough. Organisations, however, will need to ensure that they top up their employees’ wages to make sure they receive 80% of their wages (up to £2,500) for the hours they are not on furlough.

Claims for furlough days in August 2021 must be made by 14 September 2021. The scheme is due to close on 30 September 2021 and claims for September must be submitted by 14 October 2021, with any amendments made by 28 October 2021. 

See the following guidance pages for further information:

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


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