HMRC’s online claims system for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has launched today, Monday 20th April. Businesses participating in the scheme will be able to claim up to 80% of the wages of employees who would otherwise have been laid off as a result of the virus, up to a cap of £2,500 per month.
The Council is working to ensure that all Kirklees businesses are aware of the full range of support available, including the Job Retention Scheme, and we would appreciate your ongoing assistance to achieve this.
Please share this message and flyer via your own local networks to help us reach business owners across Kirklees. Business owners can also contact the Council’s Business Team if they have any questions about the scheme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further updates you may be interested in today:
- More than £42.6m in coronavirus business grants has now been paid to 3866 businesses in Kirklees. Read the full article here: https://kirkleestogether.co.uk/2020/04/20/more-than-42-6m-has-been-paid-to-3866-businesses-across-kirklees/
- The Government has today launched the Future Fund to provide government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors. Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/future-fund
Many thanks for your support.
Kirklees Council Business Team