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Paying Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Grants Back

The Government has provided guidance on how to pay all or some of your grant back if you’ve overclaimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). If you have overclaimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, you can either: correct it in your next claim make a payment to HMRC (only if you are not […]

Read more July 3rd, 2020

Statutory Sick Pay Due To Coronavirus Update

Change have been made to the guidance regarding sick pay due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). It now includes information about employees who have transferred under the TUPE regulations. This scheme is for employers. You can claim back up to 2 weeks of SSP if: you have already paid your employee’s sick pay (use the SSP calculator […]

Read more July 3rd, 2020

UK – Business Rules Relaxed To Help Through Coronavirus Pandemic

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have published a list of the rules that have been temporarily relaxed to make it easier for businesses to continue working through the disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). The government has temporarily relaxed the rules in the following areas: Annual leave: Workers will be allowed to carry […]

Read more June 29th, 2020

Which Expenses Are Taxable For Employees Working From Home

Find out what equipment, services or supplies are taxable if your employees are working from home due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Who is not affected? Furloughed workers who are eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Type of equipment, service or supply Mobile phones and SIM cards (no restriction on private use) If you provide a […]

Read more June 16th, 2020

How To Treat Employee Expenses And Benefits Provided During Coronavirus

Find out about taxable expenses and benefits when they are paid to employees because of coronavirus and how to report them to HMRC. This guidance is about Income Tax treatment only. National Insurance contributions treatment may vary depending on the individual benefit or expense. See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-treat-certain-expenses-and-benefits-provided-to-employees-during-coronavirus-covid-19 Please talk to us if you need clarification in […]

Read more June 11th, 2020

10 Commonly Asked Redundancy Questions

1. How do I know if I need to make redundancies? Having to make redundancies is a difficult decision, and should be a last resort. It will be case specific to each business, but typically, redundancies are necessary where a workplace needs to close indefinitely, a job no longer exists or the need for a […]

Read more June 2nd, 2020

Important Update On The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Returning Part-Time Having pre-warned the public that significant changes would be made to the ‘Furlough’ scheme, the Government released the detail on 29 May 2020, and there was quite a lot more to it than expected. These are important changes, particularly the dates by which certain parts will be implemented and also by which no […]

Read more June 2nd, 2020

PAYE Payment Deferral And Furloughed Employees Update

HMRC have now provided an update affecting those who are looking to defer PAYE payments through the Time To Pay system, but who also have furloughed employees. Basically, any PAYE which relates to furloughed employees is not eligible for the payment deferral. This will relate to payments of PAYE and Class 1 NIC due to […]

Read more May 26th, 2020

Apprenticeship Programme Response To Coronavirus

Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response The Government states this is a difficult time for apprentices, employers and providers of apprenticeship training, assessment and external assurance. The government is committed to supporting apprentices, and employers continue to build the skills capabilities the […]

Read more May 26th, 2020

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Set To Launch

Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May. The government has announced a new online service will be launched on 26 May for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees. Employers are eligible if they […]

Read more May 26th, 2020

Extension To Coronavirus Furlough Scheme

On 12 May 2020 the Chancellor has announced an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The initial period for the furlough scheme was due to end on 30 June 2020 but this has now been extended until 31 October 2020. He has also stated that from the end of July measures will be introduced […]

Read more May 12th, 2020

HMRC Update: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Wages for furloughed employees are now being paid six working days after claims opened. Payments for claims made on Monday 20 April should have arrived in employers’ bank accounts this week. If you have already made a claim Do not worry if you have not received payment yet – it takes six working days from […]

Read more April 30th, 2020

New “Furlough” System For Employee Wages Up And Running

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims portal opened on Monday 20 April. Early indications are that it seems to be working smoothly but with a few teething problems as you would expect from a brand-new system. In the run-up to the start of the system, there was limited detail from HMRC on what could […]

Read more April 24th, 2020

Help To Claim – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC have issued an important update about changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) including changes regarding employee eligibility. They state: “you can claim for employees that were employed as of 19 March 2020 and were on your PAYE payroll on or before that date; this means that you will have made an RTI […]

Read more April 17th, 2020

Changes To Furlough

Government announces changes for who you can furlough and claim for. You can only claim for furloughed employees that were on your PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020 and which were notified to HMRC on an RTI submission on or before 19 March 2020. This means an RTI submission notifying payment in respect of that […]

Read more April 16th, 2020