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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Claims Into the Public Domain

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Claims Into the Public Domain
What is HMRC intending to do?
• Publish the names of all employers who furlough employees from 1st December 2020 onwards where a CJRS claim is made.
• Publish indicative values within a banded range relating to these claims.
• Employees will be given access to details of their employer’s furlough claims via their HMRC personal tax account.
What are the banded ranges?
• £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
 
Any exceptions to the public disclosure rules?
• Only on the basis of potential violent threats or intimidation to certain individuals or any individual living with them.
• Evidence to support this will be required such as, for example, a police incident number and/or documentary information like photos or video recordings.
 
Who are these ‘certain individuals’?
• A sole trader who employs people.
• A partner or a member of an LLP.
• A company director.
• A trustee.
• An employee of an employer.
 
Why is HMRC doing this?
• Transparency is one view.
• To flush out any fraud.
 
Worth noting
• If you are a sole director of an owner managed business with no employees, this could result in personal salary details being made public by way of a CJRS claim.
 
If you wish to discuss this or other issues please do contact us
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