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Missed Furlough Claim Deadline

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Hello

One of our clients has just told us that they had furloughed staff in October.

I am aware that the deadline to make a claim was November 30th.

Is there anything we can do.

Thanks in advance.

 

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By lionofludesch
14th Dec 2020 10:42

Throw yourself on the mercy of HMRC, I suppose.

What's the client's excuse ?

And is he aware that the November deadline expires in 13 hours 18 minutes ?

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By hackworthacc
14th Dec 2020 11:05

Hello.

Thanks for replying.

I am doing the November furlough now.

Forgot to let us know...been busy.

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By lionofludesch
14th Dec 2020 11:24

hackworthacc wrote:

Forgot to let us know...been busy.

Well, good luck with that one.

Makes you wonder why they were furloughing folk.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
14th Dec 2020 14:11

There's a list of example excuses, published 10th December, at
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-...

EXTRACT:
If you have missed the claim deadline

For claim periods from 1 November, HMRC may accept late claims if you have:

a reasonable excuse
taken reasonable care to try and claim on time
claimed without delay as soon as you were able to

You may have a reasonable excuse if for example:
[there follows a list of 10 excuses, which I shall leave you to peruse]

Because you're interested in an earlier claim period, scroll down the page to "read previous versions of this guidance in the National Archives" where you'll come firstly across the 19th November version, which has similar provisions relating to earlier claims " HMRC may accept a claim made after the relevant deadline if you had a reasonable excuse for failing to make a claim in time.....

Rolling back to the earlier November updates and the two October updates - which I guess would be more relevant to you - doesn't quite work as you might hope, as you end up (after clicking through "see all updates" followed by "show all updates") on a page which simply logs details of the earlier amendments without directing you to the full archive page. But I believe that list of excuses existed in the October versions.

I do hope there's something you can use from those example excuses.

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By hackworthacc
15th Dec 2020 15:17

Thank you very much for taking the time to help with this.

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By nathanhamill
16th Dec 2020 10:13

Thanks for this, but that link no longer exists. Is the link correct or has that page been deleted?

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By Wanderer
16th Dec 2020 10:21
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