Reminder of key dates for furlough scheme claims

This post has now been updated – you can view the latest furlough scheme details and claim dates here.  


The Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 April 2021.  The government will continue to pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, capped at £2,500 per month, with employers still having to fund employer’s National Insurance and pension contributions.

Claims must now be submitted via the government’s portal 14 calendar days after the period that you’re claiming for.

Claim for furlough days in Claim must be submitted by
December 2020 14 January 2021
January 2021 15 February 2021
February 2021 15 March 2021
March 2021 14 April 2021
April 2021 14 May 2021


The Job Retention Bonus will no longer be paid in February 2021, this will now be put in place at a more appropriate time.  The launch of the Job Support Scheme has also been postponed.

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