HMRC intends to name employers claiming JSS grants

The National Audit Office’s October 23 report on the coronavirus employment support schemes, together with new HMRC guidance, confirmed what HM Treasury disclosed earlier this month:

“HMRC intends to publish the names of employers claiming the new JSS scheme and to notify employees through their personal tax accounts when an employer has claimed JSS.” – @NAOorguk at https://www.nao.org.uk/press-release/implementing-employment-support-schemes-in-response-to-the-covid-19-pandemic/, confirmed by @HMRCgovuk at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-job-support-scheme/the-job-support-scheme

.@NAOorguk on #CJRS and #SEISS:”The scale of total fraud and error is likely to be considerable, particularly for CJRS, but HMRC will not know the actual levels until the end of 2021 at the earliest.”

.@NAOorguk on exclusions: “People were excluded from the schemes either because of ministerial decisions about how to target the schemes, or because HMRC did not have data needed to properly guard against the risk of fraud…”

.@hmtreasury and @HMRCgovuk should “consider how to ensure that reliable data covering as many people as possible can be used to determine eligibility so that fewer people suffering loss of income are excluded from future similar schemes”.

Originally tweeted by Andrew Goodall (@agoodall4) on 23rd Oct 2020.

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