Fish and chip shops that wish to make claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme up until the end of June need to do so by the end of the month or lose out.
That’s the warning from leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg, which is reminding chip shop owners that claims for the period have to be in by 31st July after that they will not be accepted.
Andrew Sanford, a partner at the firm, says: “The deadline is fast approaching and many businesses may not be aware of the deadline.
“Whilst it may seem surprising that some claims have not yet been submitted, the complexities of the claim itself and the demands on the business owner, have meant that for some businesses the claims are still to be made.”
He adds: “July 31st is a key date for CJRS claims. Some businesses, particularly smaller ones, may have been waiting to make a single claim covering the full period – they need to act quickly, or they will lose the opportunity.
“If the payroll date is not the month end, or there is a weekly or fortnightly payroll, a short period claim will be needed to bring in all amounts up to the 30th June – and this also needs doing by 31st July.”