Month: April 2020

Furlough: Take a look at the detailed guide for employers below


Claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

General information about the scheme

  • To be eligible for CJRS an employer must agree with the employee that they are a ‘furloughed worker’.
  • Employees must be notified that they have been furloughed.
  • Employees must be furloughed for a minimum of three weeks.
  • The employee cannot do any work for the employer that has furloughed them.
  • You can claim 80% of wages up to a maximum of £2,500 per month per furloughed employee.
  • A separate claim is needed for each PAYE scheme.
  • You can only claim for furloughed employees that were on your PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020.
  • An RTI submission notifying payment in respect of that employee to HMRC must have been
  • made on or before 19 March 2020.
  • You must have a UK bank account.

A detailed step by step guide for employers:

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HMRC have requested your support to keep their lines open for those who need help the most.

Do not call them unless you have an issue that cannot be resolved using their guidance or webchat facility.

If you are an employee speak to your employer if you have any questions. HMRC are not able

to provide information on individual claims.


Government Furlough Scheme Goes Live Today 10.00am Monday 20th April

Government Furlough Scheme Goes Live Today

The Government’s furlough scheme opens for applications today.

Employers can go online TODAY to claim cash grants worth up to 80% of a furloughed employees wages capped at £2,500 a month per worker. This is part of a package of support to protect jobs and businesses.

If you use a third party i.e. accountant or book-keeper to control your staff wages you need to notify them to claim on your behalf. If you operate a payroll scheme independently you need to access the site noted below.

You can apply for direct cash grants through HMRC’s new online portal – with the money expected to land in your bank account within six working days.

5000 HMRC staff will operate the scheme – which is expected to help thousands of firms across the UK.

HMRC tells us this is an easy to use portal, it has a step by step application process

Go to the HMRC website, follow the instructions to create a password, you will have to enter your email address so that HMRC can confirm the contact.




Council expects to make majority of coronavirus business payments by end of next week

02 April 2020 Press Release from Neath Port Talbot Council

Neath Port Talbot Council announced today that it expected to make the majority of payments to businesses who have registered for the £10,000 and £25,000 grants announced by Government by the end of next week. In the meantime, the Council is asking those businesses who have registered for the payments not to ring to chase payments as this is diverting staff from processing the payments.

For those businesses that have not yet received a letter from Neath Port Talbot Council for either the £10K Grant [available for businesses with a Rateable Value of up to £12K – this is not what you pay – it is listed as “Rateable Value” on your most recent Business Rate Demand], or the £25K Grant [available for businesses with a Rateable Value of between £12,001K and £51K]:

CHECK YOUR MAIL – letters have gone out or are imminent. The letters explain the claim process.