Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

How do employers access the CJRS scheme?


The CJRS is accessed through an online portal operated by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The employer will have to provide HMRC with details of furloughed employees, specifying:

- the number of employees being furloughed

- details of employees - the name and National Insurance Number of each furloughed employee

- the start and end date of the claim period

- the amount claimed

- the employer’s contact name and telephone number

- the employer's PAYE scheme reference number

- the employer's Corporation Tax Unique Taxpayer Reference, Self-Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference or Company Registration Number as appropriate for the entity

- the employer's UK bank account details

- the organisation's registered name and address

For efficient use of the portal the employer should make sure that this information is ready before they access the system to make a claim.

There are now monthly deadlines for claims. Claims 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.

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