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Furloughed employees? HMRC to publish CJRS claims of employers!

Tom Walker 01/2/2021 2 minute read

Tom Walker ACA, explains the latest development for employers in relation to furloughing employees.

New information for employers has emerged regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

From February HMRC are set to publish on their website:

  • The names of employers that have made CJRS claims from 1 December 2020
  • The company number where this is the case
  • The CJRS claim value (within a banded range)
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What you can do about your CJRS claim details being published

HMRC state this move is part of their commitment to transparency and is designed to help deter fraudulent claims. The banded ranges are as follows:

  • £1 - £10,000
  • £1,000,001 - £2,500,000
  • £10,001 - £25,000
  • £2,500,001 - £5,000,000
  • £25,001 - £50,000
  • £5,000,001 - £10,000,000
  • £50,001 - £100,000
  • £10,000,001 - £25,000,000
  • £100,001 - £250,000
  • £25,000,001 - £50,000,000
  • £250,001 - £500,000
  • £50,000,001 - £100,000,000
  • £500,001 - £1,000
 
Some business owners may feel this information should not be made available on public record. There is an option available where you can request your details aren't published on the grounds of potential intimidation. You can make this application through this link.

To be successful in making a request, you'll need to prove that publishing such information would result in the risk of violence or intimidation to you or people who live with you. Evidence needs to include:

  • Why the publication may result in violence or intimidation
  • Details of a police incident number if you’ve already been threatened or attacked
  • Proof of a threat or attack
  • Documentation of any disruption or targeting
  • Any other supporting materials

HMRC to publish CJRS claims

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