CJRS update Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary & Chief Executive HMRC
Most employers will use the scheme responsibly and correctly, but there are broad risks of abuse by criminals and companies that will try to defraud the systems. HMRC stated that any scheme where money is distributed by the government is open to abuse.
There are 4 key lines of protection HMRC have applied to CJRS
There is an appreciation that some people will fall the wrong side of the qualifying date but there will be No Change to the qualifying date of 28th of February impacting those who left their employers after that date and now find themselves between jobs. There are other support options available to those workers just not CJRS
Points to Note