Furlough Claims………Be Prepared!
As ever, we would therefore advise that records are maintained in case of an enquiry. Things that certainly should be maintained:
- Record of usual pay and what their actual pay was.
- Hours worked and not worked.
- Evidence (i.e. letter / email) that you have advised the staff member they are being furloughed, and what is expected of them (and indeed not expected of them).
- Ideally, evidence that proves they did not carry out any work (e.g. out of office reply, evidence their usual work was done by someone else, etc).
If we look after your payroll and furlough claims, we will of course have copies of calculations and RTI submissions to HMRC, but you should ensure the above can be evidenced should HMRC enquire into your claims.