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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

CJRS Update

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Business are reminded that CJRS claims for July can now be submitted and must be made by Monday 16 August.

Employers can claim 70% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month. The business will need to pay the difference, so that it continues to pay furloughed employees at least 80% of their usual wages in total for the hours they do not work, up to a cap of £2,500 a month.

A business can still choose to top up employees' wages above the 80% level or cap for each month if so wished, at their own expense.

To help plan ahead, there’s a list of monthly claims deadlines on GOV.UK – search 'claim for wages'.

What you need to do now

In addition, businesses should be aware of the changes to the CJRS from August.

From 1 August to 30 September (when the scheme closes), the UK Government will pay 60% of employees' usual wages for hours not worked, up to a cap of £1,875. Employers will need to continue to pay the difference, so that they pay furloughed employees at least 80% of their usual wages in total for the hours they do not work, up to a cap of £2,500 a month.