2 Nov 2021

Make a late Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ended on 30 September 2021. 14 October 2021 was the last date to make a claim for September.

For claim periods from 1 November 2020, HMRC may accept late claims or amendments if you have:

  1. Taken reasonable care to try and claim on time.
  2. A reasonable excuse.
  3. Claimed as soon as your reasonable excuse no longer applies.

A reasonable excuse could include:

  • your partner or another close relative died shortly before the claim deadline
  • you had an unexpected stay in hospital that prevented you from dealing with your claim
  • you had a serious or life-threatening illness, including coronavirus (COVID-19) related illnesses, which prevented you from making your claim (and no one else could claim for you)
  • a period of self-isolation prevented you from making your claim (and no one else could make the claim for you)
  • your computer or software failed just before or while you were preparing your online claim
  • service issues with HMRC online services prevented you from making your claim
  • a fire, flood or theft prevented you them from making your claim
  • postal delays that you could not have predicted prevented you from making your claim
  • delays related to a disability you have prevented you from making your claim
  • an HMRC error prevented you from making your claim

As soon as you are ready to make a late claim or amendment, you need to:

  1. Check if you have a reasonable excuse.
  2. Make sure you have all the information you need to process your claim.
  3. Contact HMRC using the helpline to check with an advisor if you can claim.

If your reasonable excuse is accepted, the advisor will process your claim over the phone.

See: Make a late Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim – GOV.UK

For further information about the CJRS and other measures announced by the Chancellor to protect individuals and businesses, please get in touch.

Media Contact

For more information please contact

More News

Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
The guidance on the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees' coronavirus-related S... Read More
Guidance for employers on RTI reporting obligations for payments made early at Christmas
Some employers pay their employees earlier than usual over the Christmas period, for example the business may c... Read More
Inflation: UK prices increase at fastest rate for almost ten years
The cost of living has surged at its fastest pace in almost 10 years, with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) reac... Read More
HMRC support with childcare costs
With more employees going back to work after the end of CJRS furlough support, they need to start thinking abou... Read More

Sign up for our newsletter and stay up
to date with the latest news & updates