JRS Scheme Update Deadline Phase 1

Don’t miss the CJRS Phase 1 claim deadline

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What you need to do before 31 J‌ul‌y:

  • Submit CJRS claims for periods ending on or before 30 J‌un‌e 2020 by 31 J‌ul‌y 2020. This is the last date you can make those claims. You need to have made a claim at any point on or before 31 J‌ul‌y to be able to make a claim for future months.
  • Amend previous claims to add any additional employees you may have missed off in error. After 31 J‌ul‌y you will not be able to add any new employees for periods ending on or before 30 J‌un‌e.

What you need to do from 1 August:

  • From 1 Au‌gu‌st 2020 the scheme will no longer fund employers’ National Insurance (NI) and pensions contributions. Employers will have to make these payments from their own resources for all employees, whether furloughed or not.

Live webinars offering more support on changes to the scheme and how they impact you are available to book online – go to GOV‌.UK and search 'help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus'. 

Make sure your data is right

It’s important that you provide the data HMRC need to process your claim. Payment of your grants may be at risk or delayed if you submit a claim that is incomplete or incorrect.

Claimed too much in error?

If you have claimed too much for a CJRS grant and have not repaid it, you must notify HMRC and repay the money by the latest of whichever date applies below:

  • 90 days of receiving the CJRS money you are not entitled to
  • 90 days of when circumstances changed so that you were no longer entitled to keep the CJRS grant
  • 20 Oc‌to‌be‌r 2020 if you received CJRS money you’re not entitled to, or if your circumstances changed, on or before 20 J‌ul‌y.

If you do not do this, you may have to pay a penalty.

How to let HMRC know about claiming too much

You can let HMRC know as part of your next online claim without needing to call them – the system will prompt you to add details on if you have received too much.

If you have received too much and do not plan to submit further claims – or you have claimed less than you were entitled to – please contact HMRC by searching ‘Contact HMRC' on GOV‌.UK.

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/if-youve-claimed-too-much-or-not-enough-from-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Are you claiming for 100 or more employees?

Please use the HMRC standard template to submit employees’ details. It is important that you submit the correct data (including National Insurance numbers) in the correct format.

You can find the template here: ‘https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/download-a-template-if-youre-claiming-for-100-or-more-employees-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme.

Need help to work out your claim?

Visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Further Resources

For further information on the CJRS, including commonly asked questions and to download templates for phase1 and phase 2 of the scheme please click on the links below

Phase 1

Phase 2 


Further information about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme can be found in our dedicated section

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