CJRS: Publication of employer names

27 January 2021

On 26 January 2021, HMRC published the names of employers who have made claims  under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), since 1 December 2020.

HMRC has used the employer name that is attached to the qualifying PAYE scheme, and this data does not include employers who have either made a successful or pending application to have their details withheld or who have paid back the whole grant prior to the publication of the list.

From February, HMRC will publish additional information including an indication of the value of the claim within a banded range and the company number, for companies and Limited Liability Partnerships.

The banded ranges are as follows:

  • £1 to £10,000
  • £10,001 to £25,000
  • £25,001 to £50,000
  • £50,001 to 100,000
  • £100,001 to £250,000
  • £250,001 to £500,000
  • £500,001 to £1,000,000
  • £1,000,001 to £2,500,000
  • £2,500,001 to £5,000,000
  • £5,000,001 to £10,000,000
  • £10,000,001 to £25,000,000
  • £25,000,001 to £50,000,000
  • £50,000,001 to £100,000,000
  • £100,000,001 and above

HMRC will check claims, and any payments that are found to be fraudulent or based on incorrect information may be withheld or businesses may be required to pay them back.

Individuals are encouraged to report fraud to HMRC where they have evidence that suggests that their employer is on the list and is abusing the scheme.