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HMRC update - Employers claiming CJRS for more than 16 employees

From today if employers want to make CJRS claims for 16 or more employees they can use HMRC’s updated templates - making it easier to add the details of multiple employees.

If employers are claiming for between 16-99 employees they should use this template, if they are claiming for 100 or more employees they should use one of these templates. They need to enter all of the information in the right format before uploading the completed template, so their claim is processed quickly and successfully.

HMRC have updated these templates to help employers get their claim right first time and provide all the information needed to ensure their claims aren’t delayed or stopped. For example, if employers can't provide a National Insurance number for an employee, they can now select a reason for this.

If employers use one of HMRC’s two templates and make a mistake, the file will not be accepted and mistakes will be highlighted to help them put it right before they can resubmit their claim. Mistakes that will be highlighted include if they:

  • Input details in the wrong format
  • Give incorrect details
  • Duplicate or fail to give required information.

Employers are reminded not to change the format of the template before they submit them, as they won’t be accepted by HMRC’s system.

Employers can find everything they’ll need to make a claim on GOV.UK, including our updated templates, a useful calculator and guidance on the information they need to provide and in what format, to ensure their claim is accepted.