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The Job Retention Scheme Module - Available now

The new Job Retention Scheme Module is available now. It takes you through the full process of manually assessing and notifying your employees and producing the file to submit the information of your claim to HMRC.

We'll automatically download and install the module update for you using background updates.

These updates install while your software is closed, meaning you don't need to take any action. If you'd prefer, you can install it manually. After downloading the update, you simply run the update file and it installs. As it's a background update you won't see anything on screen or receive a message to say the update has installed. Once installed your version number updates from 26.01.057 to 26.01.143. To check your version number click Help then click About.

Enable background updates

 

We strongly recommend that you enable background updates, otherwise the software won't install it automatically and you'll need to install it manually. If background updates are already enabled in you software you can continue to the next section. To check that background updates are enabled:

  1. In Sage 50cloud Payroll, click Tools then click Background Updates.
  2. Ensure Turn on Background Updates (recommended) check box is selected. If not, select it.
  3. Click OK.
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Before you install the update manually

 

Check your Windows permissions and antivirus software

When you install an update for Sage 50cloud Payroll, you need to be logged in as administrator. You may also need to modify your antivirus software to avoid conflicts with Sage 50cloud Payroll. Read more here.

 

Make sure you have the appropriate access in Sage 50cloud Payroll

To run the Job Retention Scheme Module, you need to have an access level to access your Company Tasks options. We recommend logging into Sage 50cloud Payroll as the Manager username. Find out more about access rights in Sage 50cloud Payroll.

 

Check your version number

The Sage 50cloud Payroll Job Retention Scheme Module update can only install if you've installed the 2020/21 tax year update.

To check if you've installed it, click Help then click About. In Program Details, check if your version number is 26.01.057. If it is, you can download and install the Job Retention Scheme Module update from the Download and install the Job Retention Scheme Module update manually section below.

Download and install the Job Retention Scheme Module update manually

 

The Job Retention Scheme Module update is a background update. Rather than having to wait for the software to automatically downloaded, we've made the update available to install manually. After downloading the update, you simply run the update file and it installs.

As it's a background update you won't see anything on screen or receive a message to say the update has installed. Running the download file installs the update in seconds. Once installed your version number updates from 26.01.057 to 26.01.143. To check your version number click Help then click About.

For full guidance and demonstrations on how to use the Job Retention Scheme Module, check our Job Retention Scheme Module guide.

  1. Click the following link below: Download the Job Retention Scheme Module update.
  2. Browse to your Downloads folder and double-click JRSModuleUpdate.exe.
  3. To install the update, click Yes.Clicking Yes installs the update. It's a small update so installs very quickly. There is no message to say the update has installed.
  4. Open Sage 50cloud Payroll.
  5. Click Help then click About.
  6. In the Program Details check your version number is 26.01.143. If Sage 50cloud Payroll is installed on more than one computer, repeat these steps on each computer.

 

Next steps

Login into Sage 50cloud Payroll with full access: To run the Job Retention Scheme Module, you need to have an access level to access your Company Tasks options. We recommend logging into Sage 50cloud Payroll as the Manager username. Find out more about access rights in Sage 50cloud Payroll.

Where to find the Job Retention Scheme Module: To access the Job Retention Scheme Module, click Company then click Job Retention Scheme. You may need to scroll-down on the Company tasks menu...it's at the bottom of the menu.

The Job Retention Scheme module

 

HMRC have advised that submitted applications will be processed within six working days. For example, if you're submitting your application on Friday 24 April, you'll receive payment on Monday 4 May. Applications processed on Monday 27 April will receive payment on Tuesday 5 May.

You can make multiple claims for an employee, but you can't make a further claim for an employee if the dates overlap with a period that you've already claimed for. The earliest date that you can make a claim is 1 March 2020.

If you're putting 100 and above employees on furlough, you can upload the reclaim file produced by the module in the required format, into the HMRC portal. If you're furloughing less than 100 employees, the information will need to be input manually on the HMRC portal, using the output file from the module.

For full guidance and demonstrations on how to use the Job Retention Scheme Module, check our Job Retention Scheme Module guide.

Differences between the Job Retention Scheme Module and HMRC


HMRC understand that there may be differences when processing furlough claims and we’re working with them to make this process as simple as possible for you.

Although you may find there are some slight differences between the calculation returned from the Sage Job Retention Scheme module and HMRC, rest assured we’re here to support you through this process and get you all the information you need to submit your claim as quickly as possible. For more information, check our Job Retention Scheme Module guide.

Watch the installation video

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Register for a free demo

Want to see the Job Retention Scheme Module in action? Our Sage 50cloud Payroll experts are running free live webinars. As well as watching the demonstration, you'll be able to put your questions to our experts.

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