HMRC Job Retention Scheme Portal

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In advance of this, here is our quick summary of who can claim, what information will be needed to claim and what we know so far about how to claim; 

Who Can Claim

To be eligible to make a claim your business must have:

What Information You Will Need To Make A Claim

To claim, you will need:

You will need to calculate the amount you are claiming. HMRC will retain the right to retrospectively audit all aspects of your claim.

If we are your payroll provider we should be authorised to act for you for PAYE purposes, therefore we will be able to make a claim on your behalf. If you use a file only agent (who files your RTI return but doesn’t act for you on any other matters) they won’t be authorised to make a claim for you and you will need to make the claim yourself. Your file only agent can assist you in obtaining the information you need to claim (which is listed above). If you process and file your own payroll, again, you will need to make the claim yourself.

How To Claim

Based on what we know so far:

If You Process & File Your Own Payroll/Use A File Only Payroll Agent

If We Are Your Payroll Agent

Just to re-emphasise, the final detailed guidance on the Job Retention Scheme portal is due to be issued by HMRC this week, in advance of the planned portal launch on Monday 20th April. We will update the above as required, when the information becomes available.

As ever, if you have any questions, queries or need assistance with any of the above then we are here to help.

We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and well and urge everybody to continue taking all necessary precautions.

If you need any further help please contact one of the LH Team.