The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) have published a guidance note from HMRC and how some employers have had their claims under the above scheme rejected. The reason for the rejection is because they were in arrears with their tax liabilities. The guidance note says that this is incorrect and employers should resubmit their claims.

This is important for employers and we reproduce the text of the guidance in full:

Incorrect refusal of Job Retention Scheme financial support

We are aware that some employers have had their Job Retention Scheme (JRS) claim for financial support refused because they are in arrears with some of their tax liabilities. 

This is incorrect; their claims should not have been rejected. 

We would ask those employers who have had their claim rejected to re-apply. 

We have updated our guidance, and advised colleagues, to ensure that there’s no repeat of the situation. 

We apologise for the distress this may have caused.

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