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Errors found in mid-sized businesses’ furlough claims

  • Date 6 Apr 2021

New research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP finds that over one in ten (13%) mid-sized businesses who have reviewed their initial furlough claim found it to be incorrect.
Grant Thornton surveyed 605 UK mid-sized businesses* on their use of the furlough scheme and found that almost half (47%) of those surveyed have made use of the scheme during the last year.

As HMRC continues to investigate possible fraudulent or incorrect claims, the research finds that, of those who have made use of the scheme, almost one in five (16%) have still not reviewed their initial claim to ensure it was correct.

Of those who have since reviewed their initial furlough claim (83%), over one in ten (13%) found errors requiring correction.

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