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So when I log in on Monday I can claim for up to 5th April (current payroll). Are we then to log in again once next payroll submission is complete? 5th May. Will it be several grant payments we are asking for over the coming months? 

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By paul.benny
18th Apr 2020 09:06

Guess what.
Nobody knows yet.

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By yelsnew
18th Apr 2020 09:15

Hmm pretty sure updated guidance says one claim every 3 weeks. How would it feasibly work otherwise?

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By Matrix
18th Apr 2020 09:19

No I am hoping to claim for March and April.

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By SXGuy
18th Apr 2020 09:25

One claim every 3 weeks is what we do know. Can claim up to 14 days in advance we also know.

Therefore the chances of only being able to claim 1 period of pay is unlikely.

So best method to try and bring claims in line with pay periods would be to claim for March, April and 14 days after which brings you to 2nd week of May when you could I guess claim for May's pay. Then continue every 3 weeks.

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By SXGuy
18th Apr 2020 09:24

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By Nigel Henshaw
18th Apr 2020 09:46

You might want to think about running your 5th May payroll early so that the funds arrive around the time your pay your wages, thats what we are aiming for on the bigger payroll clients

From the guidance -You can make your claim in anticipation of an imminent payroll run, at the point you run your payroll or after you have run your payroll

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By kevinringer
18th Apr 2020 10:05

I want to make you aware that 3 documents were published on GOV.UK 17/04/20 evening which may help you.

1. New guide with worked examples at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/work-out-80-of-your-employees-wages-to-claim.... This addresses holiday pay including bank holidays.
2. New step-by-step guide at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-job-retention-sch....
3. The employers guide has been updated (this is version 5) at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus....

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By paulcolman
18th Apr 2020 10:13

Last night's guidance is still not clear what a claim period is. Quite essential to know if you can only make one claim per claim period. The step by step guidance has an 11 day period with an end date of 31st March. So is it a calendar month? Is it the payroll month? If so, could it be a payroll week? Why does the other guidance suggest a claim every 3 weeks? Does anyone know?

Also, a session must be completed in one go, there is a 30 minute time out and no option to save. What are there - 2 million employers trying to do this all at the same time? What are the chances of the portal withstanding the demand? Pretty slim is my guess. This is going to be fun!

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-job-retention-sch...

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By Matrix
18th Apr 2020 10:43

I hate their forms which don’t save. Luckily none of my clients have 99 employees but it sounds like an improbability to claim for more than about 30 employees at once.

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By lionofludesch
18th Apr 2020 10:39

I read it as, once you've made a claim, you can't log on for three weeks.

No idea whether that's right or not.

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By Nicola Ed
18th Apr 2020 17:23

Hi

I read that the "claim period" is for 21 days - so the furlough period not a pay frequency but its not clear.

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By lionofludesch
18th Apr 2020 17:45

I believe you've misinterpreted what has been said.

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By Nicola Ed
19th Apr 2020 10:06

Maybe - I guess we will all know tomorrow!

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