Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open for applications

The online system to furlough your staff through the Job Retention Scheme and receive a grant for 80% of salaries opens today. 

This is one of the most generous schemes in the world which will help to protect millions of jobs across the country. The scheme is now up and running and is expected to benefit millions of people across the country. HMRC's easy-to-use portal has a step by step application process, and up to 5,000 staff will be manning phone lines and webchat services to ensure any questions can be answered. 

See the updated online guidance for employers here.