The deadline for January has passed, you can now submit February claims

January claims

If have not submitted your January claims by the deadline of 15 February, HMRC may still accept them if you have a reasonable excuse for not claiming by the deadline. If your reason means you can apply to claim late, please do so as soon as you are able to. For more information on reasonable excuses, go to GOV‌‌.UK and search 'claim for wages'.

You can now make February CJRS claims

You can now submit your claims for periods in February. These must be made by Monday‌‌ ‌15 March.

You can claim before, during or after you process your payroll. If you can, HMRC recommends to submit a claim once you are sure of the exact number of hours your employees will work so you do not have to amend your claim later.

You can check if you and your employees are eligible and work out how much you can claim using HMRC’s CJRS calculator and examples, by searching 'Job Retention Scheme' on GOV‌‌‌‌‌.UK.

Publishing information about your CJRS claims

HMRC is now publishing a monthly list of employers who claimed under the CJRS for periods from December onwards on GOV‌‌.UK, as part of HMRC’s commitment to transparency and to deter fraudulent claims.

This will include (from 25‌‌ February) employer names, Company Registration Numbers (for those who have one) and banded amounts of how much the claim was for. This means your information may appear differently to the list of company names they published in January. They will not publish the exact amount of your claims, but rather the band within which your claims fall; for example £0-£10,000, £10,000-£25,000, or £25,000-£50,000. To find the full list of these bands, search 'Employers who have claimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme' on GOV‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌.UK. The details HMRC publishes will not include information about your employees. If you think publishing these details would result in a serious risk of violence or intimidation to you or others, you can request that details of your claims are not published.

Your employees will also be able to check if you have made a CJRS claim on their behalf through their online Personal Tax Account (PTA) from 25‌‌ February. If they do not already have a PTA, they can set one up by going to GOV‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌.UK and searching 'Personal Tax Account: sign in or set up'.