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CJRS extended to March 2021

Monday 23rd November 2020

The CJRS will now run to 31 March 2021:

The Government will contribute 80% (subject to the cap of £2,500 per month) of usual salary for claims between 1 November 2020 and 31 January 2021.  This will be reviewed in January 2020 and may then be reduced, with employers required to contribute.  Employees can be furloughed full-time or flexibly and there is no requirement for an employer to have previously used the CJRS or for an employee to have been furloughed before.

For claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, employers cannot claim for any days when a furloughed employee is serving a contractual or statutory notice period for the employer. This is a significant change from the previous CJRS rules.

The deadlines to submit a claim are as follows:

Claim month Submit claim by
November 2020  14 December 2020
December 2020 14 January 2021
January 2021 15 February 2021
February 2021 15 March 2021
March 2021 14 April 2021






The following guidance has been updated online:

Check if you claim:

Check which employees you can furlough:

Other types of employees:

Steps to take before calculating a claim:

Calculate your claim:

Claim for wages:

Reporting to HMRC:

Example calculations 1:

Example calculations 2:
Repay grants to HMRC:

Employee guide:

HM Treasury’s instructions to HMRC about how CJRS is to work have also been published: CJRS extension

As well as technical information, the direction requires HMRC to publish details of employers who use the CJRS and the amount claimed, or a “reasonable indication” of the claim.

All information in this update is intended for general guidance only and is not intended to be comprehensive, or to provide legal advice.