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Has anyone submitted a weekly CJRS claim?

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Can an employer submit a weekly CJRS claim if all staff are paid weekly? Everyone says the minimum period employers can reclaim CJRS is 3 weeks but I don't see that stated in the guidance. The only reference to 3 weeks is that is the minimum period an employee can be furloughed for. Employers can claim CJRS up to 14 days in advance so the money is in their bank when they pay the employees: but if claims could only be made every 3 weeks the employer would have to wait until they'd paid the first of the 3 weeks before submitting the claim for all 3 weeks. This makes me think that contrary to what I've seen on AWeb, employers can make weekly claims. Now that we're at the end of the second week of CJRS claims, has anyone made a successful 1-week claim this week after claiming last week?

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By Duggimon
01st May 2020 11:19

I have made a claim for a one week period, but not a second one. The portal had no issue accepting a claim running from 24-30 April.

That doesn't necessarily mean you can make them every week, but it does definitely imply anyone saying the minimum claim period is three weeks is definitely wrong, as I think was pointed out on here multiple times.

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By mjshort
01st May 2020 11:21

On a webinar now- HMRC are saying that you can only make a claim every 3 weeks.

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By lionofludesch
01st May 2020 11:47

I read it as meaning that you can't make a claim more frequently than every three weeks.

Not that the claim had to be for three weeks furlough.

And, I have to say, I thought the wording wasn't open to ambiguity.

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By AWeb72
01st May 2020 12:29

Agreed, it was very clear you can't claim more than once every three weeks.

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By JacF
01st May 2020 12:39

Another bookkeeper submitted two claims yesterday after speaking to HMRC who confirmed as long as initial furlough period was 3 weeks then can submit weekly for weekly payrolls. I have two to do today and two fortnightly ones so hope it works successfully, will really help their cashflow.

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By kevinringer
01st May 2020 14:13

JacF please let us know if they are accepted.

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By JacF
01st May 2020 14:15

Will do :)

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By JacF
01st May 2020 14:15

Will do :)

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By JacF
01st May 2020 12:54

Just confirmed by webchat with HMRC -
Jackie: 12:44PM
If payroll is run weekly can I make a
weekly claim while employees are still
on furlough?
Barbara: 12:44PM
Welcome to HMRC Webchat. You're
speaking with Barbara.
Jackie: 12:44PM
Hi Barbara
Barbara: 12:44PM
Afternoon Jackie
Barbara: 12:45PM
Let me just check the guidance for you,
please, few moments
Barbara: 12:47PM
Hi Jackie, Yes, you can claim weekly if
that is how your pay roll runs.
Jackie: 12:48PM

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By kevinringer
01st May 2020 15:18

I've found this in ICAEW's website at https://www.icaew.com/insights/tax-news/2020/apr-2020/cjrs-emerging-issu...

'HMRC responded: “A claim period is whatever the employer wants to make it – so can be a week, a month, etc depending on what suits the employer – they are likely to want to use a claim period that works best for them. Customers cannot not make multiple claims for different groups of employees covering the same claim period from the same PAYE scheme. For any given claim period, all employees on a PAYE scheme must be included. A subsequent claim for further employees within the same claim period will look like a duplicate claim to the system.” '

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By sbeardon
04th May 2020 10:19

I have claimed for one week and it has been paid

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By JD
04th May 2020 13:00

A client has rang the Covid-19 helpline (as we have had to sit tight until the client authority has been processes). The result of her phone call, believe it or not was

A claim can be made every two weeks - to answer your question.

But the very kind man from HMRC also said...

A claim can be made for March, even though the staff at the clients were not furloughed at that point.
There was no need to to enter anything into any online claim, it was just accepted over the phone, just by listing the names of the people that were furloughed and £23K will drop into the bank account in six days.

What is the flaming point of trying to do things properly.....

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