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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: EU Nationals

Treasury written question – answered on 1st May 2020.

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Photo of Selaine Saxby Selaine Saxby Conservative, North Devon

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that EU citizens eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are issued with National Insurance numbers as quickly as possible.

Photo of Selaine Saxby Selaine Saxby Conservative, North Devon

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure EU citizens receiving a National Insurance number for the purposes of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are not disadvantaged by any delay to that process as a result of covid-19.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

HMRC have put processes in place to allow an employer with employees that do not have a National Insurance number to submit a claim to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, in order to ensure that employees without a National Insurance number, including EU citizens, are not disadvantaged.

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