HM Treasury has issued an amended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Direction to HMRC. 

This Direction covers the period 1st February to the 30th April, formally extending the scheme.

It clarifies that CJRS/furlough pay claims in March or April 2021 should refer back to the corresponding month in 2019, not 2020 - which will address those who may have been on furlough at this time in 2019.

Also, in response to many member queries that we raised with HMT, the deadline for amending claims has been extended from the 15th of the following month to the end of the following month.