19th November 2020 the HMRC have updated information about reporting furlough fraud. They state:
“As part of HMRC’s commitment to transparency and to deter fraudulent claims, we will publish information about employers who claim for periods starting on or after 1 December 2020. The following information will be published on GOV.UK:
- the employer name
- an indication of the value of the claim
- the company number for companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
Further detail on how HMRC will give an indication of the value of the claim will be available from late November.
HMRC will also be improving the information available to you by including details of claims made for you, for claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020 in your Personal Tax Account on GOV.UK
HMRC will check claims, and payments may be withheld or need to be paid back if a claim is found to be fraudulent or based on incorrect information.
You can report fraud to HMRC if your employer is abusing the scheme. This could include your employer:
- claiming on your behalf and not paying you what you’re entitled to
- asking you to work whilst on furlough
- making a backdated claim that includes times when you were working”