Claims for Coronavirus Furlough end TONIGHT

Claims for Coronavirus Furlough end TONIGHT. Find out how to apply here...

Claims for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) days in January 2021 must be made by 11.59pm today, 15 February 2021.   You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

You can make a claim here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

The deadline for making a claim for furlough days in February is 15 March 2021.  In every case, furlough claims must be submitted by 11.59pm 14 calendar days after the month you’re claiming for. If this time falls on the weekend (as currently) or a bank holiday then claims should be submitted on the next working day.

For claim periods from 1 November, HMRC may accept late claims if you have all of the following:

  • a reasonable excuse
  • taken reasonable care to try and claim on time
  • claimed without delay as soon as you were able to

You may have a reasonable excuse if for example:

  • 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 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

If you’ve missed the claim deadline and meet one of the reasonable excuses, make a request to submit a late claim. You should do this as soon as you’re ready to make your claim but only after the claim deadline has passed.

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