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.