We have been advised that some employers have had their Job Retention Scheme (JRS) claim for financial support refused by HMRC because they are in arrears with some of their tax liabilities.
HMRC has now made it clear that these claims should not have been rejected. HMRC has updated its guidance, and advised colleagues, to ensure that there’s no repeat of the situation.
HMRC apologises for the distress this may have caused.
Employers who have had their claim rejected should re-apply.