BestAgent strongly urges any agencies who are encountering problems registering with HRMC for AML before the April 1 deadline, due to HMRC system complications, to document precisely what is the issue that is prohibiting them from re-registering. We urge you to do so in order to present your case to HMRC as to why they should not be charged a £100 re-registration fee, if you are.
It is absurd that otherwise law-abiding agencies would be financially penalised merely because the system with which they are attempting to stay current is having technical and customer service difficulties. As stated in the EYE article, re-registration issues have been reported on a wide scale. BestAgent urges you to fight any unfair fees with documented evidence of your failed attempts to stay current.