HMRC support for businesses affected by Carillion collapse

In a press release on 17 January 2018, HMRC outlined how it can help businesses affected by the Carillion liquidation. 

Businesses worried about whether they can pay their tax can get practical advice and guidance from HMRC’s Business Payment Support Service (BPSS). 

The BPSS can: 

  • agree instalment arrangements for those who can’t pay tax on time following the Carillion collapse;
  • suspend any debt collection proceedings;
  • review penalties for missing statutory deadlines;
  • reduce any payments on account; and
  • agree to defer payments due to short-term cash flow difficulties.

The BPSS service is open seven days a week between 8:00 and 20:00 on weekdays, closing at 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Phone 0300 200 3835 or see the BPSS webpages for more information.