Reporting Furlough Fraud

11 June 2020

CIPP recently highlighted the rise in furlough fraud reports from employees in relation to concerns they had over claims made by their employers in relation to the CJRS. Furlough fraud has increased significantly in recent weeks, and the government has now received close to 1,900 reports of fraudulent use of the CJR Scheme, established back in April by the Treasury. 

HMRC is encouraging employees to report claims that they feel are unlawful, and to aid this has updated online forms to enable employees to do so. 

HMRC advises that you should not let anyone know that you are making a report and that, when completing the report, you do not need to provide any personal details. The report is treated in complete confidence. 

At this time, telephone lines and postal contacts have been temporarily suspended, in line with guidance to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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