Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – HMRC portal opens for applications

The HMRC portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open for applications, and payments will be received by eligible employers within six working days of making applications. The government also announced on Friday 17 April that the temporary scheme will last until at least end of June 2020 in view of the continued social distancing measures.

HMRC has published this easy to read Step by Step Guide for Employers, which includes a list of information you will need in order to make the claim, and also a helpful section on how to make your calculations.

To access the online system you will need your:
  • A Government Gateway ID and password
  • An active PAYE enrolment
If you do not have these already, you can set these up here:

Before making a claim, organisations should read the full guidance here.

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