COVID-19: HELP FOR UMBRELLA EMPLOYEES
You can now apply for a furlough payment
JSA Umbrella employees whose roles have been furloughed as a direct result of Coronavirus can apply to receive payment under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
We are pleased to report we are now able to make furlough payments of 80% of full average gross pay to umbrella employees (subject to the scheme cap of £2,500 per month). We are well aware of the importance of this issue to our umbrella customers and have acted as quickly as possible following clarification from HMRC on the rules relating to umbrella furlough payments. Applications can now be made via our online form and payments will be processed as quickly as possible.
Applications can be made by JSA Umbrella employees whose roles have been furloughed as a direct result of Coronavirus.
The deadline for initial claims covering March and April is 22nd May 2020 and continuing furlough eligibility will be checked monthly thereafter.
Please note that the Government’s rules mean that CJRS payments can be made to employees who were on our PAYE payroll and who had been paid by us on or before 19th March 2020. As the job retention scheme has been put in place for those employees that are temporarily unable to work as a result of Coronavirus, you will need to provide details showing that you were on an assignment that was suspended or terminated as a result of Coronavirus.
Public sector organisations that use Umbrella contractors have been issued with guidance from Government that says they can continue to process payments for contractors who are temporarily unable to work as a result of Coronavirus, as opposed to using the job retention scheme.