Employment Allowance GNS messages

06 October 2014

We have been advised of situations in which GNS messages for the Employment Allowance have been issued unnecessarily.

Many thanks to member Julia Aldred who contacted us after she received a substantial number of Employment Allowance GNS notices in respect of schemes that were closed during the tax year 2013/14 and even one for a client who is now deceased.

We have contacted HMRC about this and HMRC responded by asking that we pass on apologies to our members for the unnecessary work this has created. Although the Employment Allowance GNSs have now all been sent, so this problem should not recur for this particular message, this problem will be raised further to investigate concerns that in some case the Ceased Date on the system is still not being properly identified during the GNS generation process in all cases.