HMRC launches beta testing for 80% furlough portal, Harra tells MPs

Speaking at a virtual Treasury Committee hearing on the impact of the covid-19 related measures on the workload and delivery ability of HMRC, head of the tax authority, first permanent secretary and chief executive, Jim Harra told MPs that in-house IT developers and outsourced IT provider CapGemini had been working 24/7 to complete all the preliminary code changes to create the new 80% furlough reporting portal with phase one testing with selected PAYE employers launched today. Sara White reports

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