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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

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

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

HMRC Time To Pay

Along with the various government schemes to provide income support for businesses and individuals, HMRC offers a Time To Pay Scheme. This is currently available for Self Assessment Tax, Corporation Tax, VAT and PAYE. In order to arrange a deferral of a tax payment which is not already covered by a specific scheme, such as […]

Read more April 14th, 2020

Job Retention Scheme FAQ Part 3

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. Information in this article based on information as of 6 April 2020. Previous answers from 31 […]

Read more April 7th, 2020

How To Claim For Your Employees’ Wages Through The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The Government recently provided more details on how the CJRS works. Please note the online service you will use to claim is not open yet – we will let you know when it is. We have the capability to calculate and submit your CJRS Claim so please let us know if we can help. Overview […]

Read more April 7th, 2020