The Government’s online portal to reclaim wages for furloughed workers in now live. You can find all the official information on the Government website.
What do I need to make a claim?
To make a claim, you will need:
to be registered for PAYE online
your UK bank account number and sort code
your employer PAYE scheme reference number
the number of employees being furloughed
each employee’s National Insurance number
each employee’s payroll or employee number (optional)
the start date and end date of the claim
the full amount you’re claiming for including employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum pension contributions
your phone number
You also need to provide either:
your name (or the employer’s name if you’re an agent)
your Corporation Tax unique taxpayer reference
your Self Assessment unique taxpayer reference
your company registration number
If you’re furloughing more than 100 employees you’ll need to upload a file containing their details.
How long will it take to get the money?
You should receive the money by BACS within 6 working days.
How do I claim?
You claim on the Government Gateway website
Log on using the ID and password you got when you registered for PAYE online
Be prepared for delays - the service is predicted to be pretty slow at first due to demand
What happens after I claim?
After you've submitted your claim for furloughed staff wages online:
ou’ll get a claim reference number
HMRC will check that your claim is correct
You'll receive the money by Bacs into your bank account within 6 working days
You must continue to keep accurate records about your furloughed staff including:
the amount claimed and claim period for each employee
the claim reference number for your records
your calculations in case HMRC need more information about your claim
Do I need to call HMRC about it?
Do not contact HMRC unless absolutely necessary.