Chancellor Rishi Sunak ordered HMRC to publish information about employers who submit claims under the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) over December 2020 and January 2021.
The HMRC guidance on CJRS data to be made public includes the name of the employer and company reference, plus the amount of the CJRS claim. Tax officials will post the information within three months of the claim on the gov.uk website. HMRC can withhold publication if the department thinks it would expose any individual to serious risk of violence or intimidation.
The published details will only relate to claims made relating to periods later than 1 December 2020.
“There are a lot of people on tenterhooks as to what this will look like in February, as that is when the publication will happen in respect to claims from December on,” said payroll lecturer and CJRS expert Kate Upcraft.
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