Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) & Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) – Claims

The online service for the third grant is now available.

* You must make your claim on or before the 29th January 2021.

To make your claim – you will need the following:

  • Your Self Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
  • National Insurance number
  • Government Gateway user ID and password
  • UK bank details (which includes your account number, sort code, name on the account, and the address linked to your account) – Only provide bank account details where a Bacs payment can be accepted

** HMRC have advised that Tax agents / advisers are not allowed to claim on your behalf as it may trigger a fraud alert, which could delay your payment. Therefore you will need to make the claim yourself. It is for this reason that we understand why HMRC may ask you questions about your passport, driving licence, or information held on your credit file for security purposes, so please be prepared if they ask these questions.

For eligibility criteria and further information, including making your claim, please click on the link below:

Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – GOV.UK (


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

This has been extended until the 31st March 2021, and the government have said that they will review the scheme in January 2021.

To make a claims for furlough days in November 2020, the claim must be submitted by the 14th December 2020.

* You can no longer submit claims for claim periods ending on or before the October 31st 2020.


 In order to make a claim – you will need the following:

  • Be registered for PAYE online
  • Your employer PAYE scheme reference number
  • Your UK, Channel Island or Isle of Man bank account number and sort code – Only provide bank account details where a BACS payment can be accepted
  • The billing address on your bank account (this is the address on your bank statements)
  • The number of employees being furloughed
  • Each employee’s National Insurance number
  • Each employee’s payroll or employee number (this is optional)
  • The start and end date of the claim
  • The full amounts of employee wages that you are claiming for
  • Your contact name and phone number

In order to claim, you will need the Government Gateway user ID and the password you received when you registered for PAYE online.

You can claim before, during, or even after you have processed the payroll, as long as your claim is submitted by the relevant claim deadline (please see below). You cannot submit your claim more than fourteen days before your claim period end date.


To make your claim:

  • You don’t have to wait until the end date of the claim period for a previous claim before making your next claim
  • You can make your claim more than fourteen days in advance of the actual pay date (for example, if you pay an employee in arrears)
  • You can save a draft of your claim, if you are unable to complete and submit your claim in one session, although you must complete your claim within seven days of starting it.


Claim for furlough days in                 Claim must be submitted by

November 2020                                              14th December 2020

December 2020                                               14th January 2021

January 2021                                                   15th February 2021

February 2021                                                 15th March 2021

March 2021                                                      14th April 2021

** Note 15th in some months (as the 14th falls on a weekend – therefore next working day)

*** If we are authorised as an agent in regards to PAYE online, then we can submit the claim on your behalf

For eligibility criteria and further information, including making your claim please click on the link below:

 Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme



If you are at all worried about your business, please call us for an empathetic chat and assistance in understanding in what is available and how to gain access.  (We are regularly monitoring to keep our clients fully informed and up to date, as and when the detail is available from the government).

For more information please call 0121 550 8509 or email


Whilst every effort in ensuring the accuracy of the content of these notes has been considered, we cannot be held responsible in any way in regards to any consequences and/or decisions arising from the information provided. For specialist advice tailored to your individual circumstances – please seek professional advice and contact us on the above details.

Wishing you safe and well from the team at GM&Co