Furlough naming to commence

Publishing details of employers claiming Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

HMRC will publish the names of employers who have made CJRS claims for periods from December 2020 onwards. This is part of the government and HMRC commitment to transparency, and to deter fraudulent claims.

The first publication will be on 26 January 2021. This will be of employer names only.

From February, HMRC will publish employer names, an indication of the value of claims within a banded range and the company reference number (CRN) for companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). Details of CJRS claims will also be published monthly thereafter.

From February HMRC will also be letting employees know if their employer has submitted a CJRS claim for them, via their Personal Tax Account on GOV.UK.

If an employer wants to request that their details are not published (only if there could be a serious risk of violence or intimidation from this) please advise them that they will need to complete an online application and provide supporting evidence.

HMRC will contact employers with the outcome of their application. If they haven’t processed an application before 26 January, they will not publish the employer’s details until a decision has been made and they have been informed. Employers only need to apply once, as any decision will cover all CJRS claim periods starting from 1 December 2020.

Please note, applications must be made by an employer and cannot be made by an agent.

PAYadvice.UK 14/1/2020

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