I have a payroll where 8 employees are EU nationals who all applied for NI numbers in March 2020. At present they have no NI numbers issued and I can't complete a claim online for the Job Retention scheme as the NI number is a compulsory box and has a certain format ( xx nn nn nn x)
I have tried contacting HMRC who will get back within 48hrs (they said that yesterday too, and the result was along the lines of "sorry we cant help you")
Does anyone here have a similar issue and have they found a workaround?
Can I just use TN 00 00 00 M/F? - TN = Temporary Number, 00 00 00 = Date of birth and then either M or F for sex
If I can't claim for these employees, they will not be paid, as we are closed, with no income at all and they have done no work this month. If I can't sort this today, again they are unlikely to be paid, as the payroll needs to be with the bank by Wednesday 3pm in order for everyone else to be paid on time.
Any help from you guys would be appreciated.