| HMRC Furlough Claim Calculator

Coronavirus Furlough Claim Calculator

Estimate how much you can claim from HRMC through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees on furlough.

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Furlough Amount Breakup

Pay Period End Date Furlough Amount NI Contribution Pension Contribution

To Claim from HMRC

Furloughed Days 0 Days
Furloughed Wage £ 0.00
Employer NI Claims £ 0.00
Employer Pension Contributions £ 0.00
Disclaimer: Zoho has taken great care and has made every attempt to ensure that the information obtained from the tool is accurate. However, Zoho is not responsible for any errors or omissions and provides no guarantee or warranty on the correctness of the results obtained from the tool. By using this tool you agree not to hold Zoho liable for any issues that arise from incorrect results obtained.

How are we doing this calculation?

  • The amount is calculated for the entire claim period. Based on the chosen pay period (weekly or monthly), any subsequent pay days are calculated from the first pay day.
    • Example 1: If the chosen claim period is between 1 April 2020 and 10 May 2020, and the first pay day is 30 April with a monthly pay period, the furlough is calculated for the entire month of April plus the allowed grant per day for 1-10 May.
    • Example 2: If the chosen claim period is between 1 April 2020 and 17 April 2020, and the first pay day is 3 April with a weekly pay period, the furlough is calculated for the full weeks between 4 April and 17 April, plus the allowed grant per day for 1-3 April.
  • The maximum grant amount is £2,500 per month if the pay period is monthly, or £576 per week if the pay period is weekly. If 80% of the gross pay that you enter is greater than the maximum for your pay period, the maximum grant amount will be used.
  • Starting September, the government will pay 70% of wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 for the hours the employee is on furlough. And from October, the government will pay 60% of wages up to a cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough.
  • The National Insurance Contribution is calculated from the grant by subtracting the relevant Secondary Threshold, and multiplying by 13.8%.
    • Threshold value
      • 2019 to 2020 (£166 per week, £719 per month)
      • 2020 to 2021 (£169 per week, £732 per month)
  • The employer pension contribution is calculated at 3% of the earnings over the minimum qualified earnings, which was £512 before 6th April 2020 and £520 after 6th April 2020.
  • If the claim start date and end date falls in the middle of a pay period, then the NIC and Pension contribution are calculated on a prorated basis.
  • Starting August, the Employer should pay for the National Insurance and Pension Contribution.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility criteria for an employer to apply for the furlough claim?
Employers must confirm in writing to their employee that they have been furloughed. If this is done in a way that is consistent with employment law, that consent is valid for the purposes of making a claim through the scheme.
A collective agreement reached between an employer and a trade union is also acceptable for the claim. There needs to be a written record, but the employee does not have to provide a written response. A record of this communication must be kept for five years.
As an employer, how much can I claim from HMRC through the JRS scheme?
You can apply for a grant that covers 80% of your employees' monthly wages, up to £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and pension contributions on that subsidised furlough pay. As per the revised changes by the Government, starting September, you can apply for 70% of wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 for the hours the employee is on furlough. And for October, you can apply for 60% of wages up to a cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough.
How long is this scheme available?
According to the information we have as of now, this temporary scheme will be in place for 4 months starting on 1 March 2020, but it may be extended if necessary.
What categories of employees are eligible for this grant?
You can apply for this grant for employees on any type of employment contract, including full-time, part-time, agency, flexible, or zero-hour contracts. Foreign nationals are also eligible for this on all categories of visa.
How long must employees have been on payroll to be eligible for this?
You can only submit claims for furloughed employees who were employed as of 19 March 2020 and who were on your PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020. This means an RTI submission regarding payment to that employee must have been made on or before 19 March 2020. Here's a more complete breakdown of eligibility by date:
Employee was employed with you as of this date Date RTI submission regarding payment was made to HMRC Eligible for CJRS
28 February 2020 On or before 28 February 2020 Yes
28 February 2020 On or before 19 March 2020 Yes
28 February 2020 On or after 20 March 2020 No
19 March 2020 On or before 19 March 2020 Yes
19 March 2020 On or after 20 March 2020 No
On or after 20 March 2020 On or after 20 March 2020 No
Is there a minimum furlough period to apply for the grant?
Any employees you place on furlough must be furloughed for a minimum of three consecutive weeks.
As an employer, when can I apply for the claim?
You can make the claim in anticipation of an imminent payroll run, at the point when you run your payroll, or after you have run your payroll. Claims can be backdated as far as 1 March 2020 if employees have already been furloughed from that date. A claim cannot start any earlier than the date the employee was first furloughed. You must pay the full amount you are claiming to your employee.
Can I make multiple claims during a claim period?
You cannot make more than one claim during a claim period. This means you should include all of the employees that you want to furlough for that claim period, because you will not be able to make another claim for the same period or one that overlaps. It is not possible to amend a claim once it is submitted. HMRC is looking to develop a process to allow amendments to be made.
Who decides the claim period?
It is up to you to decide the length of your claim period based on how frequently you run your payroll. Claims should be started from the date that the employee finishes work and starts furlough, not the date when the decision is made.
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