Job Retention Scheme guidance updated 24th June 2021

HMRC have updated the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance on the afternoon of 24th June 2021 for the:

  • withdrawal of the .ods and .xls bulk claim templates, and
  • amalgamation of the bulk claim process for 16+ employees (rather than having a separate process for 16-99 employees and 100+ employees)
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Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention SchemeText update:   If you’re putting lots of employees on furlough  You can download a template if you’re claiming for 16 or more employees.:  16 to 99 employees  100 or more employees  You need to upload the template file in .xlsx or .csv format when you claim. If you have already saved the claim forms in a different format, such as .xls or .ods, these will no longer be accepted but you can save them as .xlsx or .csv files and then upload them. 
Download a template if you’re claiming for 100 or more employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention SchemePage title update:   Download a template if you’re claiming for 16100 or more employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme  Removal of .XLS Format Template Removal of .ODS Format Template Replacement of .XLSX Format Template with .XLSX template from Page 16 (claiming for 16-99 employees) Additional text at the top: “You need to upload the template file in .xlsx or .csv format when you claim. If you have already saved the claim forms in a different format, such as .xls or .ods, these will no longer be accepted but you can save them as .xlsx or .csv files and then upload them.” Change to text in last bullet to remove reference to .xls and .ods file types, and addition of text “or alternatively you can save existing .xls or .ods file types as .xlsx or .csv prior to upload”
Download a template if you’re claiming for 16 to 99 employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Whole page to be removed, and redirect URL to page above.

PAYadvice.UK 24/6/2021

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