Furloughing and (Director) Annual Payrolls

We are finding that annual payroll schemes are being automatically marked on the HMRC claim system as ineligible for the Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme. Annual Payroll Schemes are popular with 1 director companies where one RTI FPS submission is made on annual basis and has been used for many years and accepted by HMRC.

This appears to have arisen as the claim portal does not recognise the annual RTI submission, and as such appears to prohibit director only companies on an annual payroll scheme from making any claim. It has been noted that annual schemes have been rejected whether the annual FPS submission was made by 19 March or not.

Has anyone suffered similar experiences and does any one know if this has been flagged at HMRC as an issue?