Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Employment Taxes ― overview

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  • (Updated for Coronavirus (COVID-19))

The following Employment Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Employment Taxes ― overview
  • Key issues
  • Related reading

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Employment Taxes ― overview

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak left many business owners and employers struggling to stay afloat. The Government introduced a range of measures to help support employers and employees and to try to preserve jobs.

Key issues

The table below details the key measures implemented to date and where further information can be found in our guidance. Further reading is also detailed below:

Measure / area affectedDescriptionGuidance note
Coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS)The CJRS was designed to support employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus and to help them to retain their employees and protect the UK economy by contributing to costs of employment. It opened in Spring 2020 and ran until 30 September 2021. There were variations to the scheme while it ran.Coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS)
Job support schemeThe job support scheme was devised in 2020 and intended originally to support employers once the CJRS had closed, particularly those whose businesses were required to close or who had a temporary downturn in activity due to

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