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CORONAVIRUS - 22.10.2020

Job Support Scheme becomes more generous

It’s just been announced that employers will be expected to pay 5% of the cost of unworked hours under the Job Support Scheme (JSS) instead of the 33% originally communicated.
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CORONAVIRUS - TAX PAYMENTS - 22.10.2020

Government announces further payment help for clients

The government’s Winter Economy Plan focused heavily on tax cash flow, for both income tax and VAT. What’s new for clients and how can you help them get back on track with their payments?
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GRANTS - 22.10.2020

Free money for professional advice

SMEs in England can apply for a grant to cover the cost of specialist professional advice such as accountancy. Can your company take advantage?
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CORONAVIRUS - 21.10.2020

More grants for the self-employed

HMRC has published guidance on two new coronavirus- related grants for the self-employed that it will be administering. Who will be entitled to claim and when?
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CORONAVIRUS - 21.10.2020

Test and Trace support payments - tax and NI

Lump sum payment. If on or after 28 September 2020 you’re asked to self-isolate, you’re entitled to a lump sum payment of £500 if: you were notified by NHS Test and Trace you are employed or self-employed (this includes being a member of a partnership) you can’t work from home and will lose income as a result; and you’re receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit. Tip. The Test and Trace support payments are managed by local authorities. If you think you qualify, check your local authority’s website for details on how to make a claim. ...
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CORONAVIRUS - 21.10.2020

The Job Support Scheme and redundancies

On 1 November 2020 the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will open. It is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses that are facing lower demand over the winter months due to coronavirus. Can you apply if you’re considering redundancies?
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HOLIDAYS - 27.08.2020

We can’t accommodate the 14-day quarantine period

An employee wants to travel to a country that isn’t on the government’s travel corridor list. If they go, they’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days on their return. As they can’t work from home, can you refuse their annual leave request?
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CORONAVIRUS - 27.08.2020

Job Retention Bonus: £1,000 per eligible employee

To encourage the retention of previously furloughed employees, the government has announced a Job Retention Bonus of £1,000 per eligible employee. What conditions must be met to qualify?
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CORONAVIRUS - 28.09.2020

New rules and lockdowns

With an increased number of reported cases and new restrictions in place, should you be bringing staff back to the workplace or keeping them at home?
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