Is it just me, or is anyone else pulling their hair out calculating furlough for the same period the previous year for variably paid employees? Don't get why the calculations can't be based on the same tax period last year, rather than the same calendar days, which inevitably span tax weeks. Our payroll software, which has a job retention scheme module, makes the whole thing too complicated so we've abandoned it and tried to design our own spreadsheets, but even after all these months I'm exasperated. How on earth do the rest of you get time to do such lengthy calculations, or where did you get your spreadsheets designed to work it out for you? Does it not take you hours and hours each week? I've ended up basing the calculations on the previous tax period instead, because overall the payments balance out over a couple of weeks.