Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

  • By Mercia Group
  • 22 April 2020 14:23

More than 285,000 businesses have already applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme since it went live on Monday 20 April

To be sure payment comes through to employers before the end of the month, applications need to be made today (Wednesday 22‌‌ April).

Accessing the system

HMRC have noticed that some employers have had difficulty accessing the system because they do not have an active PAYE enrolment.

In order to make a claim directly, employers need to:

  • have a Government Gateway (GG) ID and password – if your client does not already have a GG account, they can apply here, or by going to GOV‌.UK and searching for 'HMRC services: sign in or register'
  • be enrolled for PAYE online – if your client isn’t registered yet they can do so now, or by going to GOV‌.UK and searching for 'PAYE Online for employers'.

For further up to date guidance and news, we have created a COVID-19 Technical Resource Package. Designed to help client facing teams keep up to speed with the business and individual impact of COVID-19, it is available to access now. Find out more here. 

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