09 Apr 2020

Government Announce Opening Date for Job Retention Scheme Portal

On Wednesday 8th April, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Portal is due to open on Monday 20th April.

HMRC will manage the portal and will be contacting employers shortly to advise them of the launch date and what they need to do. We understand that they have confirmed businesses will need the following information on each of their furloughed employees:

• National Insurance number
• Salary details including National Insurance and Pension Contribution information that allows the business to calculate the claim amount.

HMRC is expecting telephone demand to be beyond their capacity to offer a normal service. Therefore, they have designed the service to be self-serve with guidance in place.