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Job Retention Scheme - Get Ready to Claim

Job Retention Scheme - Get ready to claim!

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The online claim service will be launched on GOV.UK on Monday 20th April.

How to make a claim

  • The only way to make a claim is online at www.GOV.UK.

Who can you claim for?

  • You can claim for employees that were employed as of 19 March 2020 and were on your PAYE payroll on or before that date; this means that you will have made an RTI submission notifying HMRC of payment of that employee on or before 19 March 2020.
  • Employees that were employed as of 28 February 2020 and on payroll (i.e. notified to us on an RTI submission on or before 28 February) and were made redundant or stopped working for you after that, and prior to 19 March 2020, can also qualify for the scheme if you re-employ them and put them on furlough.

Who can make the claim?

  • You can make the claim yourself, even if you usually use an agent.
  • For an agent to make the claim on your behalf they must be authorised to act for you for PAYE purposes.
  • If we process your payroll we will be able to make the claim on your behalf.

What information will you need?

Employer Information

  • A Government Gateway ID and Password
    • If you don’t already have one you can apply for one here
  • Be enrolled for PAYE online
    • If you aren’t already registered you can do so here
  • The bank account number and sort code you’d like use when your claim is paid
  • The name and phone number of the person in your business who will deal with any questions.
  • Your Self-Assessment UTR (Unique Tax Reference), Company UTR or CRN (Company Registration Number)

Employee Information

  • Name
  • National Insurance number.
  • Claim period and claim amount.
  • PAYE/employee number (optional).
  • if you have fewer than 100 furloughed staff – you will need to input information directly into the system for each employee
  • If you have 100 or more furloughed staff – you will need to upload a file with information for each employee; the following file types will be accepted: .xls .xlsx .csv .ods.

When will you be paid?

  • Claims should be paid within 6 working days

Other information

  • You should not contact HMRC unless it is absolutely necessary – any queries should be directed to your agent, representative or our webchat service
  • HMRC cannot answer any queries from employees – they will need to raise these with you, as their employer, directly.


Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us

  • Pensions – 0113 4574574
  • Payroll – 0113 4574565

Or email

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