EDF Energy Somerset Chamber of Commerce SWMAS Business West

Claim for the wages of furloughed employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

April 29, 2020

If you as a business have had to take the difficult decision to furlough staff, you can now use this online service to claim for 80% of your employees’ wages using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

To make a claim, you will need:

  • to be registered for PAYE online
  • your UK bank account number and sort code (only provide bank account details where a BACS payment can be accepted)
  • your employer PAYE scheme reference number
  • the number of employees being furloughed
  • each employee’s National Insurance number
  • each employee’s payroll or employee number (optional)
  • the start date and end date of the claim
  • the full amount you’re claiming for including employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum pension contributions
  • your phone number
  • contact name

You also need to provide either:

  • your name (or the employer’s name if you’re an agent)
  • your Corporation Tax unique taxpayer reference
  • your Self Assessment unique taxpayer reference
  • your company registration number

Click here for further details and to access the online claim form.


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