Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme submission deadlines

28 August 2020

The CIPP has received several reports of employers voicing their concern about a deadline that has been placed on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) submissions relating to the claim period ending on 31 July 2020.

A number of businesses believed that there was a deadline of 31 August 2020 for submitting claims relating to the period ending 31 July 2020. We can, however, confirm that there are no established deadlines at this point in time, other than the historic deadline of 31 July 2020, which was for any claims for periods ending on or before 30 June 2020, when the scheme transitioned from fixed furlough to flexible furlough, and employers were given the opportunity to bring employees back on a part-time basis.

There will undoubtedly be a deadline for submitting claims ending on 31 October 2020 - the point at which the scheme closes. There is no officially confirmed deadline for those claim periods at the time of writing. As soon as a date is confirmed, we will notify members via News Online.


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