If your business has taken advantage of the Government’s Covid 19 Job Retention Scheme,  and claimed payments from HMRC, you may have concerns about having committed furlough fraud.

If you or your business have received or applied for a Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan or a Coronavirus Business Interuption Loan then you may have concerns about having been involved in a fraud or money laundering arrangement. 

We highlighted the potential for furlough fraud in our blog post on 22 April 2020. We predicted that the Government’s Covid furlough scheme (which went live on 20 April) would be an easy target for fraudsters, largely due to the lack of scrutiny which could be carried out prior to HMRC issuing payments. The situation is similar with the loans and assistance available for businesses.

Although fraud is a simple concept requiring little more than dishonesty with an intention to make a profit, fraud cases can be protracted and difficult. Ison Harrrison have acheived fantastic results in complex and valuable cases involving fraud by taking a forensic approach, using our network of specialist accountants and barristers and by employing experienced and dedicated solicitors.

We will defend you robustly using a combination of expert advice and dogged determination. You can expect first-class representation from the outset.

Click below for more information on the specific area which is of interest to you or contact our team on 0113 284 5062. You can also email the regulatory department on regulatory@isonharrison.co.uk