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COVID support schemes – key dates and deadlines

30 October: The end of October sees the transition into the next phase of UK government support for businesses and the self employed. ICAEW provides a reminder of key dates and deadlines.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CRJS)
31 October 2020 Scheme closes
30 November 2020 Deadline for employers to submit a grant claim

Job Support Scheme (JSS)
1 November 2020 Scheme opens
8 December 2020 Employers will be able make their first JSS claim for pay periods ending and paid in November.

HMRC has confirmed JSS claims for subsequent months will follow a similar pattern, with the final claims for April being made from early May. Further guidance is anticipated shortly.

Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
19 October 2020 Deadline for submitting a second grant.

HMRC have has not yet confirmed the deadlines for claims for third or fourth grants under the scheme, and the claims portal remains closed.

Job Retention Bonus (JRB)
15 February 2021 Claims portal opens
31 March 2021 Deadline for bonus claims