Ceased employment and student loans

I recently received a letter from the Student Loans Company querying my employment status. But my circumstances have not changes- I am still employed. What should I do?

1st September 2013

This sounds like a known issue with HMRC’s systems; a very small number of students' employments have been incorrectly ceased.

This has prompted HMRC's systems to automatically inform the Student Loans Company (SLC) that those individuals had left their employment. As a result, SLC have issued letters to these borrowers, querying their employment status.

HMRC’s advice is to respond to the SLC saying you have not ceased employment or changed employer.

HMRC are now in the process of correcting their systems and are due to complete this within the next few weeks.

By Jo Nockels

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