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CJRS & BrightPay - where pay periods cross 2 tax year versions of BrightPay


Where pay periods cross over 2 tax year versions of BrightPay, we would like to bring to your attention a scenario where BrightPay will unfortunately be unable to produce a CJRS Claim Report and in turn automatically ascertain reclaimable amounts for you.

This is due to the nature of how BrightPay is programmed, in that 21-22 BrightPay will install as a separate program to 20-21 BrightPay.



Scenario - your pay period commences in March and has a pay date falling after 6th April 2021




  • Fortnightly pay period runs from 26th March – 8th April

  • Employee’s Furlough Pay for the pay period = £800

  • Pay Date - 8th April


The pay data for this pay period will be processed in 21-22 BrightPay.  As the pay period however crosses 2 calendar months, 2 claims are required to reclaim the furlough pay – a March claim to cover the dates falling in March and an April claim for the dates falling in April.


  • The CJRS Claim Report in 21-22 BrightPay can be used in the normal manner for the April claim (in this example to claim for the 8 days falling in April)

  • However, a March CJRS Claim Report for the dates 26th March - 31st March will not be possible to run in 20-21 BrightPay as the associated furlough pay resides in 21-22 BrightPay.


In this instance, users will thus be required to manually calculate the reclaimable March furlough pay element and process in the normal manner through HMRC's claim portal. 





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