January CJRS claims
Thank you if you submitted your January claim by the deadline of 15 February.
If you didn’t, we may still accept it if you have a reasonable excuse for not claiming by the deadline, such as you were self-isolating (and no-one else could make the claim for you) or had an unexpected stay in hospital that prevented you from completing it.
If your reason means you can apply to claim late, please do so as soon as you’re able to. For more information on reasonable excuses, go to GOV.UK and search 'claim for wages'.
You can now make February CJRS claims
You can now submit your claims for periods in February. These must be made by Monday 15 March.
You can claim before, during or after you process your payroll. If you can, it’s best to make a claim once you’re sure of the exact number of hours your employees will work so you don’t have to amend your claim later.
Check if you and your employees are eligible and work out how much you can claim using our CJRS calculator and examples, by searching 'Job Retention Scheme' on GOV.UK.
What you need to do now
- If you haven’t submitted your claim for January but believe that you have a reasonable excuse for missing the deadline, check if you can make a late claim by searching 'claim for wages' on GOV.UK.
Submit any claims for February no later than Monday 15 March.
- Keep records that support the amount of CJRS grants you claim, in case HMRC needs to check them.
Publishing information about your CJRS claims
We are now publishing a monthly list of employers who claimed under the CJRS for periods from December onwards on GOV.UK, as part of HMRC’s commitment to transparency and to deter fraudulent claims.
This will include (from 25 February) employer names, Company Registration Numbers (for those who have one) and banded amounts of how much the claim was for. This means your information may appear differently to the list of company names we published in January. We will not publish the exact amount of your claims, but rather the band within which your claims fall; for example £0-£10,000, £10,000-£25,000, or £25,000-£50,000. To find the full list of these bands, search 'Employers who have claimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme' on GOV.UK. The details we publish will not include information about your employees.
If you think publishing these details would result in a serious risk of violence or intimidation to you or others, you can request that details of your claims are not published. More details are given in our frequently asked questions below.
Your employees will also be able to check if you have made a CJRS claim on their behalf through their online Personal Tax Account (PTA) from 25 February. If they do not already have a PTA, they can set one up by going to GOV.UK and searching 'Personal Tax Account: sign in or set up'. HMRC will not be able to provide any further details apart from those available in the PTA, so if your employees have any questions about the information shown in their PTA, they should speak to you as their employer in the first instance.