There are new deadlines for Coronavirus Job Retention Fund claims
Please Note: Deadline to submit claims for November was 14th December 2020 by 11:59pm
Deadline to submit claims for December 14th January 2021 by 11:59pm
Deadline to submit claims for January 15th February 2021 by 11:59pm
Deadline to submit claims for February 15th March 2021 by 11:59pm
Deadline to submit claims for March 14th April 2021 by 11:59pm
Further information about making a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme can be found here.
You can furlough employees either fully (employees must not undertake any work for you while furloughed) or flexibly (employees cannot undertake any work for you during furloughed hours) and must have been employed by you on 30th October 2020. You do not have to have previously claimed for this employee through the scheme.
Although flexible furlough agreements can last any amount of time, unless otherwise specified the period you claim for must be for a minimum claim period of seven calendar days.
Further eligibility information can be found here.
Statutory Sick Pay Claims
As a reminder, as an employee you can claim back up to 2 weeks Statutory Sick Pay for employees (full/part time; zero hour contracts; agency; flexible/fixed term contracts) if:
Employees do not have to provide a doctor’s note but you may ask them to provide an isolation note from NHS 111 or a shielding note from a doctor/health authority.
Employers can make more than one claim per employee, but cannot claim more than 2 weeks in total. Claims can be made if an employee:
Further information is available here.