Coronavirus Furlough claim calculator

Follow the steps below to calculate how much you can claim from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for each furloughed or flexibly furloughed employee.

Important: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme closes on 31st October 2020 and this calculator will be removed on 20th November 2020. Information about other financial support measures for employers during the coronavirus pandemic, including the Job Support Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus, is available on our coronavirus content hub.

For full and part-time salaried employees, enter the employee’s usual gross monthly pay. For employees on other contracts, see the government's guidance.

Employers can no longer submit furlough claims that span more than one calendar month. If an employee’s monthly pay spans more than one calendar month (e.g. 23rd June to 22nd July), the employer should submit two separate claims. This calculator can be used to estimate the amount that can be claimed for each separate month.

Start and end date must be in the same month. Claims should be for dates between 1st July 2020 and 31st October 2020.

Claim periods should be at least seven days.

Claim periods should be at least seven days. You can only claim for a period of fewer than seven days if the period you are claiming for includes either the first or last day of the calendar month and you are also claiming for days in the month preceding or following it.

Numbers of hours furloughed must be greater than zero.

Numbers of hours worked cannot be blank or negative.

Total number of hours submitted exceeds the limit.

Include National Insurance contributions (NICs)?

Select ‘yes’ if the employer usually makes National Insurance contributions (NICs) for this employee.

Include pension contributions?

Select ‘yes’ if the employer usually pays into a pension for this employee.

HMRC contributions

Full claim amount for furloughed hours:


Employer contributions

Contribution to furloughed wage:


For more information about monthly changes to the furlough scheme, check our Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme glossary entry.

Summary of furlough

Total pay for furloughed hours:


Days in claim period:


For more information on claiming pay for furloughed employees, check the government’s guidance.

How we calculate your furlough claim
  • This calculator is designed for estimating monthly payroll claims only; it doesn’t support weekly payroll. Where monthly payroll spans two calendar months, two separate claims should be submitted.
  • The claim amount for the base wage is calculated at 80% of an employee’s usual monthly wage for July and August, 70% for September and 60% for October. This is up to a maximum day rate of £80.65 in July, August and October (31-day months), and £83.34 in September (30-day month).
  • ‘Start date for claim period’ is the first day of the period for which you’re calculating your furlough claim.
  • ‘End date for claim period’ is the last day of the period for which you’re calculating your furlough claim.
  • Following HMRC’s guidance, public holidays and weekends are included in the calculation.
  • The employer pension contribution claim is calculated at 3% on earnings over the qualified earnings minimum, which is £520. Pension contributions can only be claimed for claim periods up to 31st July 2020.
  • Employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are calculated at 13.8% on earnings over the monthly threshold, which is £732. NICs can only be claimed for claim periods up to 31st July 2020.
  • All the above is based on HMRC's guidance published in June 2020.

*Disclaimer: We have made every attempt to make sure that the calculations are correct but FreeAgent Central Ltd cannot be held responsible for incorrect output from this calculator or for the outcome of any decisions you make as a result of using it. Full terms and conditions.

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