Latest Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) grant information
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Latest Changes to CJRS grant - August to September
In August 2021 and September 2021, the level of grant has been reduced to 60% of employees’ usual wages up to a cap of £1,875.
Employers will be required to pay the additional 20% in August and September 2021. This is because employers must continue to pay their furloughed employees at least 80% of their usual wages for the hours they do not work during this time, up to a cap of £2,500 per month.
Employers can still choose to top up their employees’ wages above the 80% level or cap for each month if they wish, at their own expense.
Previous & future levels of the CJRS grant
Levels of grant from May to September 2021
The table shows the level of government contribution that was available in previous months and for the coming months. You can also see what is required by employer contribution and the amount that the employee receives per month where the employee is furloughed 100% of the time.
Wage caps are proportional to the hours not worked.
|Government contribution: wages for hours not worked||80% up to £2,500||80% up to £2,500||70% up to £2,187.50||60% up to £1,875||60% up to £1,875|
|Employer contribution: employer National Insurance contributions and pension contributions||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Employer contribution wages for hours not worked||No||No||10% up to £312.50||20% up to £625||20% up to £625|
|For hours not worked employee receives||80% up to £2,500 per month||80% up to £2,500 per month||80% up to £2,500 per month||80% up to £2,500 per month||80% up to £2,500 per month|
You can continue to choose to top up your employees’ wages above the 80% total and £2,500 cap for the hours not worked at your own expense.
If you require any advice regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, then please do contact us.
We will continue to support our clients throughout these uncertain times and provide further information when we can. Additionally, if you have any queries on any of the information provided above, or if you require any further support, please get in touch by calling us 0113 257 4506.