The online claim service for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be launched on GOV.UK on Monday 20 April 2020. Any entity with a UK payroll can apply, including businesses, charities, recruitment agencies and public authorities.
To prepare to make your claim you will need:
– a Government Gateway (GG) ID and password – if you don’t already have a GG account, you can apply for one online, or by going to GOV.UK and searching for ‘HMRC services: sign in or register’
– be enrolled for PAYE online – if you aren’t registered yet, you can do so now,
the following information for each furloughed employee you will be claiming for:
– National Insurance number,
– Claim period and claim amount,
– PAYE/employee number (optional).
If you have fewer than 100 furloughed staff – you will need to input information directly into the system for each employee. If you have 100 or more furloughed staff – you will need to upload a file with information for each employee; HMRC will accept the following file types: .xls .xlsx .csv .ods.You should retain all records and calculations in respect of your claims. You can find more information on the scheme and eligibility to claim here.
Announced today – the furlough scheme has been extended to cover June. More here
|Small Business Grants|
Businesses across the town are reporting that they have started to receive the payments of the small business grants. We understand that you should receive a remittance notice from Eastbourne Borough Council via email just prior to the money being deposited.
Please note – you have to apply for the grant from Eastbourne Borough Council. So, if you have yet to make a claim for your grant – please follow this link to access the portal: https://lewes-eastbourne.grantapproval.co.uk/
If you are having issues completing the application – please get in touch.
Minister for Small Business, Paul Scully, is working on a solution for the Self-Employed
Paul Scully MP, is trying to find a mechanism to support self-employed people working as a registered business. At the moment, people in this situation are not eligible for self-employment support and, although they could furlough themselves, would generally only receive £132.80 by doing so and would not be able to do any work.
If you would like to support his initiative, his twitter handle is @scullyp and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are self employed and have not benefitted from a grant, send him details of your situation.
|HMRC Time To Pay|
HMRC has updated the information on it’s Coronavirus helpline for all businesses and self-employed people in financial distress that want to apply for support through HMRC’s Time To Pay service