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Employer? News about the furlough scheme

MONDAY is an incredibly important day for all employers who have furloughed workers. The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) goes live at 8am with full digital support. The Chancellor announced the JRS on March 20 to enable employees to remain on the payroll through being ‘furloughed'. A spokesman for the taxman said: "Employers need to claim the cash grant from HMRC and to support this we've put in place an online application service which can handle up to 450,000 applications an hour. Employers should then receive the money to pay their employees within six days, enabling them to meet the April payroll. "HMRC emailed two million employers on Friday providing a link to a five-step guide to claiming and advising that they don't need to call us unless they have a problem. This is to keep the phone lines free for those who really need us." See more at HMRC's website

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