Job retention scheme latest news, 14 September 2020

Sep 14, 2020

Read the update below from HMRC on the job retention scheme.

“From last week employers can use our updated template to claim for 100 or more furloughed employees.

The XLS and XLMS versions of the template now highlight any missing information needed to make a CJRS claim. Where information is missing, fields will be red. Once the missing information is filled in, the fields will turn green, making it easier for employers to provide all the data we need to process their claim quickly and successfully. 

The template now also allows employers to flag if employees have recently returned from statutory leave, to ensure claims with any new employees listed are processed correctly.

It’s important that employers provide all the data we need to process their claims. Payment of their grant may be at risk or delayed if they submit a claim that’s incomplete or incorrect, so we want to help employers get this right.

Fraudulent claims

We have started to investigate CJRS claims where fraud is suspected. We will be paying particular attention to claims that differ from the PAYE data we hold, and where we have received reports of fraud. Employees are encouraged to report their employer if they have reason to believe that they are abusing the scheme. They can do this anonymously if they prefer. For more information go to GOV.UK and search ‘report fraud to HMRC’.”