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Breaching Furlough

Consequences of flouting the CJRS As the furlough scheme begins to unwind from August HMRC will be under great pressure to make sure the country is getting ‘value for money’ by investigating claims and routing out incorrect or fraudulent claims. This document lays out...

Diary dates CJRS job retention scheme

The time table and key dates for employers to comply with the job retention schemes announced by the government are set out below 1 JULY 2020 This was the start date of the new Flexible Furlough scheme – allowing furloughed employees to get back to work part time and...

Chancellor’s Statement July 8th

Shown below is a summary of the measures affecting employment announced by chancellor at lunch time today. The procedural details which will enable you to apply for the various grants and allowances have yet to be published. However, he was firm that the CJRS furlough...

How to Flexi Furlough

Flexi-furlough (FFS) Over the weekend the government has published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough), setting out the pathway to the phasing out of the scheme. It provides details of the complex mechanism under which flexible...

Furlough Extension

Update: Furlough Scheme Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced reforms to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. We are awaiting updates to the Treasury Direction and the Employer's Guidance - and the devil will always be in the detail - but these are the headline points...

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...

Furlough Extension

Another day another announcement from HM Treasury In the last few minutes on April 17th , HM Treasury has announced the coronavirus job retention scheme (the furlough scheme) has been extended from 31 May 2020 to the end of June. This is doubtless because large...

Yet more guidance on the Furlough scheme

HMRC has today published a fourth update to its guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. As well as publishing the legal basis for the scheme, the Government has announced a number of important changes. From the further updated CJRS Guidance,...