The government have again extended the eligibility criteria to allow more employees to benefit from the furlough scheme.

For periods starting on or after 1st of May 2021, you can claim for employees who were employed on 2nd of March 2021, as long as you have made a PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC between 20th of March 2020 and 2nd of March 2021, notifying a payment of earnings for that employee.

You do not need to have previously claimed for an employee before the 2nd of March 2021 to claim for periods starting on or after the 1st of May 2021.

Check if you can claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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