The publication of information relating to CJRS claims
19 January 2021
HMRC has confirmed that, on 26 January 2021, it will be publishing a list of employer names who have claimed via the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for periods starting on or after 1 December 2020. This information will be made available on GOV.UK.
It is the intention that, from February, more information will be provided, in relation to an indication of the value of claims and the Company Registration Numbers (for those that have one) of employers who have made claims periods commencing on or after 1 December 2020. The published value of the claims will be provided within a banded range. Details of what the banded ranges are can be found here.
As already confirmed, HMRC will not publish details of employers claiming through the scheme if they can demonstrate that the publication would result in a risk of violence or intimidation to individuals, or anyone living with them. There is an online application form for any employers in this position to complete. HMRC will refrain from publishing the details until a decision has been made, and the relevant employer notified. Only one application needs to be submitted, as the decision will relate to all CJRS claim periods starting from 1 December 2020. These applications must be made by the employer and cannot be submitted on their behalf by an agent.
The details of CJRS claims will be published on a monthly basis, as part of HMRC’s commitment to transparency and to attempt to prevent fraudulent claims from being made.
Additionally, employees will have the option of checking whether a CJRS claim has been made on their behalf through their online Personal Tax Account, from February 2021 onwards.
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