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.

 

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