If an employer didn’t submit their December furlough claims by the deadline of 14 January, HMRC may still accept it if there is a reasonable excuse for not claiming by the deadline, such as self-isolating, or an unexpected stay in hospital that prevented completing a claim.
If the reason means you can claim late, do so as soon as you’re able to, and note that reasonable excuses only apply to late claims for periods from November onwards.
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If an employer has already submitted claims for December but needs to make a change because they didn’t claim enough, they can do this until Thursday 28th January 2021.
What an employer needs to do now
- If they haven’t submitted a claim for December but believe that they have a reasonable excuse, check if they can apply to make a late claim on GOV.UK.
- Check they claimed the right amount in December by looking at the eligibility criteria and calculating how much they can claim on GOV.UK.
- 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.
Making a claim online
To make a CJRS claim, employers will need to be registered and have the required access, password or activation code for:-