If you have employees on PAYE who are not needed during this time, you can designate them as "Furloughed Employees" and claim 80% of their wages back from HMRC.

  • The scheme will run for 3 months, and possibly extended if considered necessary;

  • Those employees are on leave and must not be asked to do any work - you should brief them to understand what that means;

  • You don't have to top their wages up to 100% - you can just pay them the 80% from HMRC;

  • The systems currenty in place cannot handle this new process, please be patient while HMRC get this process in place;

  • The scheme is to help reduce lay offs and redundancies where possible - the employee needs to remain on your payroll to get this help - if you terminate employment, they won't get it;

  • No information at the moment whether a company director will be able to claim under this scheme;

  • Detailed guidance will be released shortly which will answer some of the questions.

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