Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance update
18 August 2020
On the various information pages relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), links have been made available to the previous guidance that related to claim periods ending on or before 30 June 2020.
This information was archived on 30 July 2020, as claims made relating to any time before 30 June 2020 could not be submitted past the point of 31 July 2020. This was due to the fact that the option to place employees on flexible furlough became available for claim periods relating to 1 July 2020 onwards.
The archived guidance could prove to be extremely useful for any businesses that are checking the claims they have previously submitted for any errors, particularly as the Job Retention Bonus will only be paid out to employers who have submitted everything correctly for those employees on furlough through the CJRS, and who have made amendments if they have been required to, as a result of previous errors. They may also be helpful for any audits that are conducted, as HMRC has the authority to retrospectively check all elements of CJRS claims.
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