Coronavirus Furlough HMRC Claim Calculator

Find out how much you can claim from HMRC to cover wages for employees on furlough

Important: this calculator should not be considered legal advice and is for informational purposes only. We are updating it quickly based on further HMRC guidance. For official guidance please refer to HMRC. Please let us know on chat or Twitter if you have any comments.

Last updated 20th April: We have updated NI + pension calculations. HMRC has now also released their official claim system.
Input your employee's data here
Calculate furlough claim (as employer)
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To claim from HMRC
Full claim amount:
Base wage claim:
Employer NI claim:
Employer Pension claim:
Furloughed days:
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How do we calculate the claim?

  • Furloughed days include public holidays and weekends as per HMRC guidance.

  • We're including the qualified earnings minimum of £512 before 6 April 2020, and £520 after 6 April, when calculating the pension claim.

  • We're including the monthly threshold for NIER, using £719 before 6 April 2020 and £732 after 6 April 2020.

  • In case the furlough period overlaps several months, we calculate earnings minimums for NI and pension claims separately for each tax month.

  • All of the above is subject to change if/when HMRC announces further guidance.

Get furlough claim updates

We're updating the calculator in real-time as new HMRC guidelines come out.

Thank you! We'll keep you updated. Stay safe!
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Job Retention Scheme FAQ

In case you can't find an answer below please refer to HMRC.

I'm an employee. How much will I be paid on furlough?

This calculator is built primarily for employers to calculate how much they can claim back from HMRC.

What you will be paid as an employee depends on your employer. If your employer won't top up anything on top of what they receive from HMRC then your gross wage will be the same as "base wage claim" above.

For more information about this please contact your employer.

How much money can I claim from HMRC as an employer?

Employers can claim 80% of an employee's salary (though capped at £2,500) plus NI and basic pension costs per employee per month.

Is there a minimum required furlough period?

The minimum time that an employee can be furloughed is three weeks (21 days).

How do I create a signed furlough agreement with my employee?

Our friends at SeedLegals have created a free legal agreement that you can use. Get it here.

What employees are eligible for the scheme?

- Full-time employees
- Part-time employees
- Employees on agency contracts
- Employees on flexible or zero-hour contracts
- Only applies to employees hired by 28th of February
- Also covers employees who were made redundant since 28 February 2020, if they are rehired by their employer.

Where do I make a claim?

HMRC is still working on the system and expect it to be ready at the end of April. Follow HMRC for updates.

What if I have more questions?

You can read everything that has been announced by HMRC here: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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