Job retention scheme claim deadline announced

Oct 05, 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) closes later this month on 31 October 2020. HMRC has now announced that employers must make any final claims under the CJRS on or before 30 November 2020. Employers will not be able to submit or add to any claims after this date. The CJRS will be followed by the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme (“CJSS”) initial details of which were contained in the Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan.

In a Press Release last week, the Government has also published further guidance on the Job Retention Bonus (“JRB”) including how employers can check if their employees are eligible, when they can claim (from 15 February 2021) and what they need to do now.

As more details of both the CJSS and the JRB are published in the coming weeks and months we’ll be updating our COVID-19 hub