Agents can now ask HMRC to refrain from publishing their clients’ CJRS claim details

17 February 2021

An update to the guidance page, ‘Ask HMRC not to publish your Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim details’ confirms that either an employer or their agent can request that HMRC does not publish a company’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) details. Initially, agents were not able to do this on behalf of their clients.

The next publication relating to employer CJRS claims will be released on 25 February 2021, and will include the names of employers, an indication of the value of claims they have made (within a banded range) and the company registration numbers (for employers that have one). Additionally, employees will have the ability to check if a CJRS claim has been made on their behalf through their online Personal Tax Account, from that date.

Those wishing to request that HMRC refrains from publishing details relating to their CJRS claim will need to be able to provide evidence to demonstrate that the publication could result in serious risk of violence or intimidation. HMRC will not publish any details until a decision has been made and the relevant parties notified of that decision.

To submit a request, the following information is required:

  • Employer Government Gateway ID and password
  • Employer PAYE reference number
  • Business name
  • Contact details

Only one request needs to be submitted, which will cover all claim periods commencing on or after 1 December 2020.

Requests can be submitted online here.


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