HMRC has updated its guidance on the information published for employers who make a claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1st December 2020. HMRC is providing this information in the hope that it will deter fraudulent claims.
The new guidance includes the information that HMRC will publish on employers who claim under the CJRS from 1st December 2020.
The information will include:
- Employer name
- Value of the claim within a banded range
- Company number for companies and Limited Liability Partnerships
The banded ranges are as follows:
- £1 to £10,000
- £10,001 to £25,000
- £25,001 to £50,000
- £50,001 to 100,000
- £100,001 to £250,000
- £250,001 to £500,000
- £500,001 to £1,000,000
- £1,000,001 to £2,500,000
- £2,500,001 to £5,000,000
- £5,000,001 to £10,000,000
- £10,000,001 to £25,000,000
- £25,000,001 to £50,000,000
- £50,000,001 to £100,000,000
- £100,000,001 and above
Employees that have been furloughed will be able to see details of the claims made for them from 1st December 2020. This information will be available in the employees Personal Tax Account on GOV.UK.
If employers can prove that publishing this information would result in serious risk of violence or intimidation to relevant individuals, then HMRC will not publish the employer’s details.
Employers will need to provide evidence of the posed risks to HMRC.
The evidence can include:
- Police incident number if you have been threatened or attacked
- Documentary evidence of a threat or attack, this can include photos or recordings
- Evidence of possible targeting or disruption
Further details on how to request that HMRC do not publish your company information will be available soon.
For further information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, you can visit the government website.