On Friday 31 July, the government published further information on the Job Retention Bonus (JRB), including:
- Which employers can claim the JRB, including clarifying the eligibility of employers that have employees who have been transferred under TUPE or due to a change in ownership;
- Which employees an eligible employer can claim the JRB for, including clarifying eligibility for employees returning from statutory parental leave, for military reservists and employees who are on fixed term contracts;
- What employers should do now if they intend to claim the Job Retention Bonus.
The Job Retention Bonus is a one-off payment to employers of £1,000 for every employee who they previously claimed for under the scheme, and who remains continuously employed through to 31 January 2021. Eligible employees must earn at least £520 a month on average between the 1 November 2020 and 31 January 2021. Employers will be able to claim the Job Retention Bonus after they have filed PAYE for January and payments will be made to employers from February 2021.
Find out all of the latest updates and essential information here
- Scheme overview
- Which employers can claim the Job Retention Bonus
- Which employees an eligible employer can claim the Job Retention Bonus for
- How employers can claim the Job Retention Bonus