Submit your January claims for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Andrew Crook - NFFF President
February 8, 2021

If you haven’t submitted your claims for January, you must do so by the deadline of Monday‌‌ ‌15 February.

As a reminder, the UK Government will pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. You and your employees do not need to have benefitted from the scheme before to make a claim, if you and your employees meet the eligibility criteria.

What you need to do now

  1. Check if you’re eligible and work out how much you can claim using our CJRS calculator and examples, by searching ‘Job Retention Scheme’ on GOV‌‌‌‌.UK.
  2. Submit any claims for January no later than Monday‌‌ ‌15 February.
  3. Keep records that support the amount of CJRS grant you claim, in case HMRC needs to check them. ‌

Publishing information about your claims

In January HM Revenue and Customs published the list of employers who claimed under the CJRS for periods from December onwards, on GOV‌‌‌.UK. Starting from 25‌‌ ‌February, on a monthly basis we will publish the names and Company Registration Numbers (for those who have one) of employers who make CJRS claims for periods starting on or after 1‌‌ ‌December, together with an indication of the value of their claims.

HM Revenue and Customs will not publish the exact amount of your claims, but rather the band within which your claims fall; for example £0 – £10,000, £10,000 – £25,000, or £25,000 – £50,000. To find the full list of these bands, search ‘Employers who have claimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ on GOV‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌.UK. The details we publish will not include information about your employees.

Details of CJRS claims will now be published monthly as part of HMRC’s commitment to transparency and to deter fraudulent claims. 

If you think publishing these details would result in a serious risk of violence or intimidation to you or others, you can request that details of your claims are not published. More details are given below.

How do I ask HMRC not to publish my claim details?

If publishing your claim details could leave someone at risk of violence or intimidation, you can request for these not to be published by completing the online application form – go to GOV‌‌‌.UK and search ‘Ask HMRC not to publish your Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim details’.

We will not publish your details until we have informed you of our decision on your application. You’ll only need to apply once, as the decision will cover all CJRS claim periods starting from 1 December 2020. You must make the application yourself, and it can’t be made by an agent on your behalf.

Your employees will also be able to check if you have made a CJRS claim on their behalf through their online Personal Tax Account from 25‌‌ ‌February. If they do not already have a Personal Tax Account, they can set one up by going to GOV‌‌‌‌‌‌.UK and searching ‘Personal Tax Account: sign in or set up’.

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