Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – making a claim

If you’re eligible for the scheme, there are things that you can do now to be ready when the system is up and running later this month.

You’ll need to provide the following to make a claim:

The bank account number and sort code you’d like us to use when we pay your claim.

The name and phone number of the person in your business for us to call with any questions.

Your Self-Assessment UTR (Unique Tax Reference), Company UTR or CRN (Company Registration Number).

The name, employee number and National Insurance number for each of your furloughed employees.

The total amount being claimed for all employees and the total furlough period.

Use of Agents and further information

If you use an agent who is authorised to act for you for PAYE purposes, they will be able to make a claim on your behalf.

If you use a file-only agent (files your RTI return but doesn’t act for you in other matters), they won’t be able to make a claim for you and you’ll need the information listed above from them to make the claim yourself.

For more detailed advice, please visit GOV.UK. This guidance is being regularly updated, so please review it frequently.

You may also find this recorded webinar helpful, ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme‘, available on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

HMRC will release further information in the coming days with more details on how and when to access the online system.