Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from July 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until 30th September 2021.

From 1 July 2021, the government will pay 70% of wages up to a maximum cap of £2187.50 for the hours that employee is on furlough.

To be eligible for the grant you must continue to pay your furloughed employees 80% of their wages, up to a cap of £2,500 per month for the time they spend on furlough.

The table below shows the level of government contribution available in the coming months, the required employer contribution and the amount that the employee receives per month where the employee is furloughed 100% of the time.

Wage caps are proportional to the hours not worked.

You can continue to choose to top up your employees’ wages above the 80% total and £2,500 cap for the hours not worked at your own expense.