The deadline for CJRS claims relating to November is fast approaching

09 December 2020

Any businesses wishing to submit claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for the period of November 2020 must ensure that they do so by the deadline of 14 December 2020.

HMRC has created a helpful factsheet, which gives details of all of the deadlines for each of the claim months, from November 2020 to March 2021, at which point the scheme is intended to close.

Additionally, there is a step by step guide for employers planning to make a claim under the CJRS, and this provides information on each stage of the process, as follows:

  • How claimants check that they are eligible to claim
  • Deciding who will submit the claim, e.g. either the employer or an agent on their behalf
  • Gathering the information required to make a claim
  • Calculating the amount of the claim
  • Submitting the claim
  • What happens after a claim has been sent
  • Making additional claims

There is also a reminder that grants paid out under the CJRS are solely for the purpose of paying employees’ salaries.

HMRC will publish the names of employers who use the scheme from December 2020 and will include an indication of the value of the claim within a banded range, along with the company number. The names will be published in February 2021, and then subsequently on a monthly basis.

CIPP comment

HMRC is constantly striving to improve the communications and information that it publishes on the topic of the CJRS. If you have any suggestions for improvement, or any feedback more broadly, please email [email protected]

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