COVID-19: the job retention scheme latest , 11 May 2020

May 11, 2020

Members can visit our dedicated UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) page, which provides guidance on the scheme. Download our factsheet on the who, what, where, when and why of the scheme.   

Readers are also advised to ensure they are using the latest CJRS. You are advised to bookmark the relevant links and print a copy of the guidance which applied at the time you submit a claim for the CJRS grant.  

The guidance is available at the following links and has not been updated since last week:-  

Now that the scheme is up and running we’d like to hear about your experiences of the scheme and online portal.   

HMRC also advise that any issues being experienced should also be reported to them via the online Agent Forum so that they can triage and respond to widespread issues more quickly.   

Remember, in order to do so you must have signed up for and be logged into the Forum. All agents, who are a member of a professional body, are invited to join HMRC’s Agent Forum. This dedicated Agent Forum is hosted in a private area within the HMRC’s Online Taxpayer Forum. You can interact with other agents and HMRC experts to discuss topical issues and processes.  

The following live webinar provides a step-by-step guide on how to make a claim through the scheme:  

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – How to make a claim: choose a date and time  

During this webinar HMRC will be taking you through the following steps:   

  • essential information  

  • before you make your claim  

  • calculating your claim  

  • processing your claim  

  • after submitting your claim.  

If you’ve missed any of HMRC’s other recent webinars, or have been unable to join, you can view a recording on HMRC’s YouTube channel.