The portal for businesses to claim 80% of employees' wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if they have been furloughed because of coronavirus (COVID-19) is now open.
Any entity with a UK payroll can apply, including businesses, charities, recruitment agencies and public authorities, can claim.
To qualify, those entities must have:
- created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 19 March 2020
- enrolled for PAYE online
- a UK bank account
An online calculator was published on Friday 17 April 2020 allowing employers to calculate how much they can claim.