Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) up dates

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) up dates
3rd November 2020 Debbie

Third SEISS claim

The above has been reviewed, following the latest lock down for at least a month from this Thursday.

The grant has now been increased for the 3 month period November, December and January to 80% of the “average profits” figure for the November amount and 40% for the December and January amount. This averages out at 55% of the “average profits” (previously calculated on other claims) to a maximum grant of £5,160 in total.

The portal for the 3rd claim will open on 30 November 2020.

This will mean if you qualify – see earlier blogs for conditions – which have changed since the first two claims, you can claim 55/80 of the amount in your first claim.

Details of the fourth and final (?) claim are yet to be announced.


Also the CJRS was due to have ended after been scaled back to to cover 60% of salaries during October.

Details confirmed by the Chancellor reveal that the scheme will retain the flexible element, but the level of government support will return to the levels given in August. In this iteration, furloughed employees will receive 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Employers will be able to furlough employees full time or part time, but to be eligible for the grant an employee must have been on an RTI submission made to HMRC before 23.59 on 30 October 2020.

Employers will only be asked to cover employer national insurance and pension contributions for hours not worked. They will continue to pay for hours worked as normal. Employers can top up furloughed staff’s salary to the previously contracted amount if that is what has been agreed with the employee.

The statement from Treasury says: “The government will confirm shortly when claims can first be made in respect of employee wage costs during November, but there will be no gap in eligibility for support between the previously announced end-date of CJRS and this extension.”

For further details please visit the HMRC website at