- The original end date of 15th June has of course been extended to 31st August. Practical steps on what ‘exiting’ the scheme means will be covered closer to the time. One question being asked is whether employee or employer eligibility has changed as a result of this extension. It has not,
HMRC has confirmed that the online service for eligible employers to use to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) back will be available from 26 May 2020. HMRC has updated guidance on the topic to confirm that, from 26 May 2020, any businesses with less than 250 employees as of 28 February 2020 can use the online service to reclaim any SSP paid out for Covid-19-related absence for a maximum of 14 days per employee.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least eight months, that started on 1st March 2020. It is designed to support employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Employers can claim for 80% of furloughed employee’s usual monthly wage costs (up to £2,500 a month) plus associated Employer NICs and minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contributions on that wage.
Intelligo’s Customer Support Department along with other members of the Payroll Software Developers Association (PSDA) have had daily calls, sometimes more than daily, with Revenue and DEASP since the middle of March. Initially, this was to discuss the practicalities of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and Employer Refund scheme, subsequently replaced by the COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme.