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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Comes to an End

September 2021

The UK government’s furlough scheme, which has been protecting millions of jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, officially came to an end today after 18 months.

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At the beginning of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the UK government paid 80% towards the wages of those who were unable to work, or whose employers could no longer afford to pay their employees. However, in August and September of this year, the government lowered their contribution rate to 60%, and employers were expected to pay the extra 20%.

According to estimates by the Office for National Statistics, almost one million workers were expected to remain on the scheme at the end of September.

If you are still yet to make a claim for September, these must be submitted by 14 October 2021, and any amendments must be made by 28 October 2021.

We are extremely proud of our payroll team throughout the furlough scheme as despite their increased workload during the height of the pandemic, they managed to claim over £16 million in furlough claims for our clients. 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the end of the Job Retention Scheme, please contact us and one of our friendly and experienced professionals will be in touch.

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