Working from home the new normal

The rules for employees in relation to ‘use of home as office’ contain a specific exemption from a tax charge. They allow payments made by employers to employees for additional household expenses to be tax free, where the employee incurs those costs in carrying out...

Extension of CJRS Furlough Schememe

Rishi Sunak has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October 2020. Until the end of July, there are no changes. From August to October 2020, the scheme continues on the basis furloughed employees can be...

How To Restart Post-Lockdown

We don’t know when and we don’t know how lockdown restrictions will be eased but now is the time companies should begin to think about how the workplace will function when that time comes. It is clear that until a cure for COVID is found we will have to continue to...

April 19th Further Furlough Guidance

Late Friday night the government issued 2 further documents to help employers to apply for furlough payments when the Portal Opens on April 20th The government have finally given some further guidance on how annual leave and holiday pay will work with furloughed...