The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the Furlough Scheme, passed its final deadline on 30th September 2021. Support that has been critical over the last 18 months will no longer be available.
This will be a challenging time. There are a number of points for business leaders to consider:
- Bringing staff back to work, including offering flexible or part time hours and reopening businesses to the public.
- Ensuring all paperwork requested from HMRC are dealt with in a timely manner.
- Final CJRS claims have been calculated accurately, including the 20% contribution from the business and are submitted by 14 October deadline.
- Consider ways to move forward with cost savings where possible.
Hardcastle Burton LLP are aware that HMRC have continued to investigate potential CJRS errors and fraud. An increasing number of cases are being highlighted in the media. Therefore, its crucial to be satisfied that all furlough claims made are accurate.
If you have any concerns or would like further information, please get in touch with our team.