In any crisis, there will be no shortage of unscrupulous people looking to take advantage. Unfortunately, companies are targeting workers who have recently returned to the NHS to help with the coronavirus crisis and falsely claiming that workers can keep between 80 per cent and 85 per cent of their income.
HMRC has issued guidance warning workers not to sign up for any such arrangements, indicating that they will be considered tax avoidance.
HMRC is aware that unscrupulous promoters of tax avoidance schemes are targeting workers returning to the National Health Service (NHS) to help respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you are returning to work for the NHS, HMRC is warning you to be very careful not to sign up to these schemes, which HMRC considers to be tax avoidance.