Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for August & September

From 1st August 21 there are further changes being introduced to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

From August the employer can claim back 60% of the employees’ wages, down from 70% in July. The employer must top up the remaining 20% to ensure employees continue to receive 80% of their wages. Employers can still top up to 100% if they so wish.

Claimable amount60% up to £1,87560% up to £1,875
Employer NI and pension contributionsYesYes
Mandatory employer top up20% up to £62520% up to £625
Employee receives80% up to £2,500/mth80% up to £2,500/mth

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme finishes on the 30th September 2021.