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Charles - 21 December 2021 12:55 PM

The legislation allows claims to be made for the next tax year if there was an award in respect of the previous tax year.

In our case, we made a claim in the same tax year as that in which the previous award ended, relying on the fact that there was an award in the year before that too. The judge is saying that such a claim was not allowed as it was not for the full tax year.

Renewal claims are always for the full tax year, so they’re always fine. Potentially a non-renewal claim made at the beginning of a tax year (i.e. within a month of 6th April), where there had been an award in respect of the previous tax year, could also work.

Thanks for that very simple and clear (if disappointing :-( ) explanation.