CJRS Flexible Furlough Scheme - Timetable of Changes

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers from 1st March 2020 to 30th September 2021, designed to support employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Timetable of Changes for CJRS: 

  • Up until 30th June 2020 - employers could claim for 80% of furloughed employees' usual wage costs (up to £2,500 a month) plus associated Employer NICs and minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contributions on that wage. 

  • From 1st July 2020 - employees can return to work part-time while still receiving furlough pay.

  • From 1st August 2020 - employer NIC and pension contributions no longer claimable.

  • In September 2020 - the reclaimable rate reduced to 70%.

  • In October 2020 - the reclaimable rate reduced to 60%.

  • From November 2020 - June 2021 - employers can claim 80% of an employee’s usual wages for hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month.

  • In July 2021 - employers will be able to claim 70% of an employee’s usual wages for hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month.

  • In August and September 2021 - employers will be able to claim 60% of an employee’s usual wages for hours not worked, up to a cap of £1,875 per month.

  • The scheme will close on 30th September 2021.



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