Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update for August and September

The date for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. The government will pay 60% of wages for the hours the employee is on furlough up to a maximum cap of £1,875 for the claims relating to August and September 2021.

It was decided earlier that all employers must top up their employees’ wages to make sure they receive 80% of their wages (up to £2,500) for the hours they are on furlough for all the claims from 1 July 2021.

Claims must be made by 14 September 2021 for furlough days in August 2021 as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be ending on 30 September 2021. Similarly, the claims should be submitted by 14 October 2021 for furlough days in September and the amendments can be made till 28 October 2021