Co-Funded Payroll Scheme (FOI)
Co-Funded Payroll Scheme (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 19 May 2022.
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Following up from request: Co-Funded Payroll Scheme (FOI)
With regards to the Co Funding reclaims, we are informed "There has been no acknowledgement of a government error as all claims have been processed based on the guidance below " (linked to updated guidance).
There is a public perception, and discussed on the "Small Business in Jersey" Facebook page, that somewhere along the line, Gov changed the guidance given to claimants. Claimants who believe they made legitimate claims say there was a point at which the Government advice changed. If this is true, then claims made with the original information provided, were correct at the time the claim was made.
Do Government accept that they changed the wording, and that claims made before this change were correct, according to the guidance given?
This aspect of the request poses a question rather than seeking information held in recorded form. The information requested is not held and Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
The Co-Funded Payroll Scheme guidance and FAQs are available on www.gov.je as indicated in a previous Freedom of Information response: Co-Funded Payroll Scheme (FOI)
Article 3 - Meaning of "information held by a public authority"
For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –
(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or
(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority