HMRC have used information from 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 tax returns to identify potential SEISS claimants and have contacted them through either email, SMS messages or letter.
IPSE praises the government for launching self-employed support early, but warns of ‘ambulance chasers’.
In a recent letter sent to the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, the REC welcomed guidance that public bodies, including schools, should continue to pay agency supply staff.
CV-Library: ‘Clearly, job seekers are reacting to market demand and searching for roles that they know are crucial right now; while searches for a number of office-based roles are other professions impacted by the lockdown have dropped.’
REC: ‘These agency health and social care staff are vital in the fight against Coronavirus, and they must be able to carry out their duties as safely as their colleagues who are permanent staff’.
APSCo: ‘We have had reports of schools asking recruitment firms to furlough supply teachers and then claim the 80% of pay back from the Government which goes completely against the rules’.
HMRC is using information that customers have provided in their 2018-19 tax return – and returns for 2016-17 and 2017-18 where needed – to determine their eligibility.
A number of self-employed groups have been highlighted to be most likely to miss out on government support during the pandemic.