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Clarity: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance updated by HMRC

The online service to be used to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is not available yet. HMRC expects it to be available by the end of April 2020. The scheme is designed to help employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to retain their employees and protect the UK economy.

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