This is a reminder to Submit January (CJRS) claims now before the upcoming deadline for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims
Submit January (CJRS) claims now
If you haven’t submitted your claims for January, you must do so by the deadline of Monday 15 February.
As a reminder, the UK Government will pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month.
Employers and their employees do not need to have benefitted from the scheme before to make a claim, if employers and employees meet the eligibility criteria.
What you need to do now
- Check if you are eligible and work out how much you can claim using the CJRS calculator and examples.
- Submit any claims for January no later than Monday 15 February.
- Keep records that support the amount of CJRS grant claimed, in case HMRC needs to check them.
Checking your claims for variable pay if you’ve used the HMRC calculator
The CJRS calculator on GOV.UK contained a software error, which is now corrected. If you used it before 21 January to work out January claims for employees that are not on a fixed salary you’ll need to re-calculate your claims if:
- you used an employee’s pay for January 2019 as reference pay, instead of 2020, and
- their pay was different in January 2019 to January 2020.
If you used your employee’s January 2020 pay you do not need to take any action.
If after you have made your re-calculation you find out your claim was incorrect and:
- you have claimed too much, you should amend this in your next claim or let HMRC know as soon as possible and make a repayment online, through the card payment service or by bank transfer.
- you claimed too little, please call the helpline to amend this by 1 March.
Go to get help with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for more information on how to amend a claim.
Help and support with Coronavirus Support schemes
If you need help to Submit January (CJRS) claims or any other aspect of your Payroll contact me now.