Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) Update

The Government has updated its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Companies will need to submit the following information for each furloughed employee:

  • Name
  • National Insurance number
  • Claim period and amount
  • Payroll/employee number (optional)

Claims should be submitted via the online portal which is expected to be available next Monday 20 April 2020 as follows:
Fewer than 100 furloughed employees – enter details of each employee individually

100 or more furloughed employees – upload a file (.xls .xlsx .csv .ods) with the details for all employees

Companies should retain all records and calculations in respect of their claims.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that the three-week minimum period for furloughing an employee will remain in place. Furloughed employees can not undertake any work for the company which includes providing services or generating revenue.