You must ensure that the data held by the ESFA is up-to-date for the purposes described in the timetable by 6pm on the fourth working day of the month. Any data sent after 6pm on the return date will not be processed for the purposes of that particular return.
(was a bit worried it was just a Truth Universally Acknowledged, but good to see it in black and white!)
and cookco, there’s no appeal, it’s either in or it isn’t. Bear in mind that, assuming you made a submission of some sort earlier, you’ll get paid for anything valid, it doesn’t matter if the whole file isn’t valid.
The implication is no Remittance for R04, but not the end of the world.
I would recommend that you make a submission as early as possible in R05 so that you an check all of the reports from the Hub and make another submission if needs be. Your R05 submission will then hopefully flow into the Agency’s systems and generate funding accordingly, including back-dating as necessary.