Job Retention Scheme calculator

The Job Retention Scheme will remain open until 31 March 2021. For claim periods running until 31 January 2021, employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked.

Use this calculator to work out the figures you’ll need when you complete a claim through the scheme.

It also breaks down calculations for each pay period for your records. The figures are for one employee, for the claim period you specify. Run the calculator again for any other employees you’re claiming for and add up the results.

You can use this calculator to claim for:

  • employees who are fully furloughed and therefore not working any hours
  • employees brought back to work for some of their normal hours from 1 July
  • most employees who are paid weekly, two weekly, four weekly or monthly in fixed pay periods
  • employees from 1 August who have returned from statutory leave such as maternity leave

The calculator cannot be used for employees if they:

  • started a notice period or went back off a notice period in the same claim period on or after 1 December 2020
  • have an annual pay period
  • have been transferred under The Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE)
  • were not employed continuously before their furlough started
  • returned from statutory leave such as maternity leave in the last 3 months (if the claim period is in July or earlier)
  • receive employer pension contributions outside of an auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • ended furlough then began again during the same claim period
  • were variably paid, and have been on more than one period of furlough where any part of any of the periods of furlough was in the 2019/20 tax year
  • have variable pay, started employment before 6 April 2020 and were not on their employer’s payroll on or before 19 March 2020
  • started employment with their employer during a calendar period in the 2019-20 tax year which corresponds with part or all of the period being claimed for

In these cases, work out what you can claim manually using the calculation guidance or seek professional advice.

It’s your responsibility to check that the amount you’re claiming for is correct.

Before you start

You’ll need:

  • claim start date (for your first claim, it’s when the first employee started furlough)
  • claim end date
  • pay dates (when the employee gets their pay)
  • dates of pay periods (the time periods their pay covers)
  • regular payment amounts
  • additional payments (such as tips, discretionary bonuses, non-cash payments)
  • date furlough ended, if not ongoing

From 1 July, if the employee is flexibly furloughed, you will also need:

Steps to take before calculating your claim

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