Furlough Fraud and the Potential Ramifications for Employers.

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 9:30am
Online United Kingdom

HMRC has recently confirmed that fraud and error relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) could amount to £3.5 billion in the UK. As the CJRS draws to a close, HMRC is now turning its attention to tackling furlough fraud and investigating potential breaches of the HMRC Direction. HMRC recognises that employers may have made mistakes in their calculations, as the CJRS is a new scheme and the guidance was at times confusing. Therefore, they have begun to send ‘nudge’ letters, reminding employers of the rules and offering an ‘amnesty’ period to rectify the issues. 

In this webinar, we will provide practical advice on the potential pitfalls when dealing with the CJRS and the ramifications of failure to rectify any mistakes during the amnesty period. After the main body of the webinar, there will be an opportunity for attendees to engage in an active Q & A session with the hosts. 

Our webinar is aimed at business owners and HR or those responsible for employee health and wellbeing, in addition to in-house lawyers.  

This webinar will be hosted by a number of senior experts, namely: Simon Bloch, a Partner specialising in Employment Law, Evan Wright, a Partner specialising in Regulatory and Business Crime Law and Sue Ollerenshaw, a tax expert.

The format of the event will be:-

9:30am start 

JMW will guide you through:-
1.         General considerations as the CJRS draws to a close. 
2.         An overview of the ‘nudge’ letters from HMRC. 
3.         How to utilise the amnesty period in the most effective way.
4.         How to recognise potential breaches of CJRS and ensure compliance. 
5.         Practical considerations in the event of criminal investigation and prosecution.

10:30am – active Q & A session.

The Joining details will be emailed out the day before the webinar once you have registered. 

To reserve your place at our event please RSVP here Furlough fraud and the potential ramifications for employers webinar. Alternatively should you require any further information on the event email us at marketing@jmw.co.uk

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