Monthly deadlines now in place for CJRS claims

Companies are now able to apply for the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) online.

The CJRS has been extended to 31 March 2021 for all parts of the UK. From 1 November, the government will pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. This will be reviewed in January.

One change to the scheme is that there are now monthly deadlines for claims. Claims for periods starting on/after 1 November must be submitted within 14 calendar days after the month they relate to, unless this falls on a weekend in which case the deadline is the next weekday. So claimants will need to submit any claims for November by 14 December.

For further details search ‘Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ on the government’s website.

HMRC intends to publish details of employers who use the scheme for claim periods from December, and employees will be able to find out if their employer has claimed for them under the scheme.

The Job Retention Bonus will no longer be paid after January 2021, and the launch of the Job Support Scheme has also been postponed.

  • All the details can be found on the government’s website (

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