Job Retention Bonus scheme will allow employers to claim a one-off taxable
payment of £1,000 for every eligible employee who has previously been
furloughed and claimed for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
and kept continuously employed until at least 31 January 2021.
Job Retention Bonus does not need to be paid to the employee.
be eligible, employees must earn at least £1,560 between 6 November 2020 and 5
February 2021 and have received at least one payment of earnings in each of the
months 6 November to 5 December, 6 December to 5 January and 6 January to 5
must not be serving a contractual or statutory notice period on 31 January
bonus will be able to be claimed from 15 February until 31 March, once payroll
submissions have been made for the period up to 5 February 2021. Guidance on
how to claim is expected at the end of January, but authorised agents should be
able to make these claims on behalf of clients.
can still claim the Job Retention Bonus if they make a claim for the same
employees through the Job Support Scheme, as long as they meet the eligibility
criteria for both.
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