Government to invest over £100 million in COVID fraud taskforce

05 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak used the 2021 Budget to announce an investment of more than £100 million into a HMRC taskforce designed to combat coronavirus (COVID-19)-related fraud.

The new Taxpayer Protection Taskforce will seek to crack down on criminals who attempt to fraudulently claim money via government COVID-19 financial support schemes.

The taskforce will combat fraud in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). HMRC also intends to raise awareness of enforcement action in order to deter fraud and will 'significantly strengthen' law enforcement for Bounce Back loans.

Announcing the new taskforce, the Chancellor said in his Budget speech: 'We'll also tackle fraud in our COVID schemes, with £100 million to set up a new HMRC taskforce of around 1,000 investigators, as well as new measures and new investment in HMRC to clamp down on tax avoidance and evasion.'


Buyacarehome Surrey Care Association dorset Hampshire Care Association BHHPA BDPCPF CAre England Supplier Member National Activity Providers Association

Quick Links

Home | Contact us | Accessibility | Disclaimer | Privacy Notice | Help | Site map | © 2021 Morris Lane. All rights reserved.

We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.


Contact Us

Please call:
01202 715950

Address

Morris Lane
31/33 Commercial Road
Poole
Dorset
BH14 0HU

To locate us easily please use our 3 word address (studio.peanut.rescue)