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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,...

HMRC Official Furlough Guidance

Guidance Claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme. Published 26 March 2020 From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents 1.    Who can claim 2.    Employees you can claim for...

DWP Sick Pay

DWP Sick Pay

Shown below is the DWP press release issued ton the afternoon of March 13th Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses A range of extra support and measures will be in place to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by...