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October: the last month to handle CJRS claims

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise known as the furlough scheme, ended on 30 September 2021, October marks the last month in which employers will need to handle the related claims.

What dates shall employers be aware of?

14 October 2021 is the last day to make CJRS claims for September 2021.

28 October 2021 is the last date to amend a CJRS claim for September 2021, where it has been underclaimed.

Who can claim?

You can claim some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

What is needed to make a claim?

When claiming with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the data needed to process this claim must be correct. If it is not, payment of the grant may be at risk or delayed. 

Employers need or need to do the following:

  • To be registered for PAYE online
  • A UK, Channel Island or Isle of Man bank account number and sort code (only provide bank account details where a BACS payment can be accepted)
  • A billing address of the bank account
  • Employer PAYE scheme reference number
  • Number of employees furloughed
  • Each employee’s National Insurance number
  • Each employee’s payroll or employee number (optional)
  • Start date and end date of the claim
  • Full amounts of employee wages you’re claiming for
  • Employer phone number
  • Contact name

Employers may also need to provide (where applicable):

  • Name (or the employer’s name if you’re an agent)
  • Corporation Tax unique taxpayer reference
  • Self-Assessment unique taxpayer reference
  • Company registration number

Employers who have workers on flexible furlough will need:

  • The number of usual hours the employee would usually work in the claim period
  • The number of hours the employee has or will work in the claim period
  • The number of furloughed hours the employee has been furloughed in the claim period

For more information or advice on issues related to processing the last CJRS claims, please get in touch with your Seymour Taylor representative or contact our Payroll team 01494 552100.

This blog is for guidance only, professional advice should be obtained before acting on any information contained herein. The information was correct at time of publishing 6 October 2021.