Letters sent to 10,000 employers regarding potential CJRS errors

10 May 2021

HMRC took to Twitter to confirm that its Taxpayer Protection Taskforce has submitted letters to 10,000 employers to advise them that they may have made erroneous claims relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

The letters suggest to employers that they may have made a mistake / mistakes and encourage them to double check their claims.

Guidance on the topic of correcting claims can be found online.

Employers wishing to submit claims relating to the period of April 2021 must ensure that they do so by no later than 14 May 2021.

The CJRS will remain open until 30 September 2021. The level of Government support remains at 80% of an employee’s usual salary for hours not worked until 30 June 2021. It will decrease to 70% for the period of July, and then 60% for the claim periods of August and September 2021. Employees must still receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked until the scheme closes for any of the time that they are placed on furlough. For the periods of July, August and September 2021, employers will be required to fund the additional amount up to 80% that is not provided by the Government themselves.


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