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On this page you will find an online calculator that allows you to calculate the furlough amount for several employees to support a claim for furlough via HMRC. With this furlough calculator you can calculate the amount of furlough for upto 50 employees at the same time. In addition, we have provided detailed furlough information and furlough Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Our aim being twofold, firstly to provide a comprehensive free tool for the calculation of furlough online that you can print and/or email to yourself to support your furlough application and secondly, to identify the shortfall in the employee(s) wages so you can understand the impact of furlough on your employees and make up any shortfall as required/practicable to reduce the impact on your employees.
Note that this calculator is designed to provide furlough calculations on a month by month basis. Please complete the calculations for each month you intend to claim furlough for, you can email the furlough calculation to yourself for reference as you go along.
The Employer furlough Calculator below has a simple interface that we hope should be fairly intuitive for those who have employees and are familiar with payroll cost calculations and forecasts. If you are unsure about some of the inputs on the Employer Furlough Calculator, please review the guide below which covers how to calculate furlough for several employees.
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The Employer Furlough Calculator is designed to be intuitive, but we feel it is always useful to have a step-by-step guide to using the calculator to ensure you, the user, get the most out of this tool and the best experience whilst using iCalculator. We will start by covering a step by step process for using the Employer Furlough Calculator as most employers will already be familiar with the basics of Payroll Contributions. After reviewing the steps required to calculate furlough employer NIC's, we cover furlough FAQ and provide information on rates, thresholds and allowances. We also provide some links to other employer calculators and tools which we feel you may also find useful.
Note: You can calculate furlough wages for one employee, simply by setting the number of employees to one, the remainder of the steps are the same.
This calculator is designed to provide a quick overview of furlough amounts based on the 80% rule with a maximum monthly amount of £2,500.00 per employee. The calculator works by defining an annualised salary and producing an indicative daily rate based on 260 working days per year as a benchmark. For detailed employee costs we suggest you use our tax and NI calculator for employers which allows individual tax codes and NI categorisation selection, you can also use the tax and NI calculator for employers to calculate self-employed NI contributions. This calculator:
The current rates for furlough are 80% of wages capped at a maximum of £2,500.00 per month. The government provides slightly misleading guidance on the daily maximum wage amount. Gov.uk states that the daily rates are:
|Month||Daily maxiumum wage amount|
|March 2020||£80.65 per day|
|April 2020||£83.34 per day|
|May 2020||£80.65 per day|
These daily rates are in fact misleading, why? The daily rates for furlough published on Gov.uk are based on an individual working every single day of the month which is of course completely ludicrous. The average person is likely to work five days a week, maybe 23 days on average in a month (in fact, there are 22 working days in March 2020, 22 working days in April 2020 and 21 working days in May 2020, 22 working Days in June and so forth). So, lets use the standard working days per month as an example and then reproduce the daily furlough rates to match that calculation:
|Month||Daily maximum wage amount||Number of Working Days|
|March 2020||£113.64 per day||23|
|April 2020||£113.64 per day||22|
|May 2020||£119.05per day||21|
|June 2020||£113.64per day||22|
|July 2020||£108.70per day||23|
|August 2020||£119.05per day||21|
|September 2020||£113.64per day||22|
|October 2020||£113.64per day||22|
|November 2020||£119.05per day||21|
|December 2020||£108.70per day||23|
It is important to understand that the daily maximum amount here is based on the employee working every single one of those working days. Your employees may normally work shifts so the amount of days is almost irrelevant as shift workers (say four days on, four days off working 12 hour shifts, may only work 12 days one month and 20 the next. Paying those workers based on the government inferred maximum daily amount would significantly reduce the amount of furlough received.
So, Gov.uk suggests a "Maximum Daily Wage Amount" which really is misleading and the true maximum daily wage amount is £2,500.00 per month, why? because the daily amount is in fact irrelevant, the furlough scheme is set up based on a monthly amount, not a daily limit. So, furlough wages should in fact be calculated as a number of days worked per month, times 80% and capped at £2500. If, as an employer, you use the daily limits published by Gov.uk and your employees do not normally work every single day then you will be calculating their furlough incorrectly. More importantly, if your staff are working full days every day without a break, you are most likely breaching employment laws in one manner of another.
The furlough amounts and rates are determined by Government as part of the support package surrounding coronavirus. The rates and amounts can be changed though it is unlikely as the support will be finite in duration
The maximum amount of furlough per employee is £2,500.00 per month, you can choose to top up your employees wages but this is entirely voluntary