COVID-19 Fraud – Furlough Grant
Recent news articles have high-lighted cases of Furlough Grant fraud with HMRC starting to prosecute alleged offenders.
Bearing in mind the millions of claims being made for grants and loans under the Government-backed Covid-19 support scheme, it is very likely that some claims will be deemed suspicious.
HMRC have stated that while at present all claims for grants will be paid without checks being made, they will verify at a later date that all claims made are valid.
Payments made due to minor errors will have to be repaid, normally without penalty but if HMRC suspect payment was made due to fraud they will institute legal proceedings which could result in a fine and/or a prison sentence.
If HMRC suspects you of making a fraudulent claim it is important that you urgently seek legal help.
The Solicitor Advocates at DPP Law with offices in major English cities provide specialist support for clients under investigation by HMRC. We can help during interviews under caution and if charges are brought will help in your defence against the allegations.
DPP Law has been successfully representing clients facing fraud allegations for more than 30 years. Get in touch with us today on 0333 200 5859 or email us using our quick online contact form, and we will be very happy to provide the help and advice you require.