Source: HM Treasury

The Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended to include employees who started between 28th February 2020 and 19th March 2020.

To qualify and to protect against fraudulent claims, individuals originally had to be employed on 28th February 2020.

Following a review of the delivery system and to ensure the scheme helps as many people as possible, new guidance published yesterday has confirmed the eligibility date has been extended to 19th March 2020– the day before the scheme was announced.

Employers can claim for furloughed employees that were employed and on their PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020. This means that the employee must have been notified to HMRC through an RTI submission notifying payment in respect of that employee on or before 19 March 2020.

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Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March
Thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020, the government announced today.