Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work, Pensions and Inclusion), SNP Deputy Leader

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2020 to Question 56027, how many subject access requests under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 2000 were received by HMRC in relation to payments claimed or made under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; how many and what proportion of those access requests were granted; and what the average time was for responding to those requests.

Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work, Pensions and Inclusion), SNP Deputy Leader

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many subject access requests under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 2000 have been received by HMRC in relation to payments claimed or made under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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

As of 21 August, HMRC have received five Subject Access Requests (SARs) relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Two have been granted and the remaining three are under consideration.

The first two SARs took six weeks to complete. HMRC have now implemented a new process for SARs relating to the CJRS and aim to complete requests within 28 days.

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