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Modifications to the Job Support Scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a further amendment to the Job Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. When originally announced, the JSS required employees to work a minimum of 33% of their normal hours. This has now been reduced to 20%,...

Job Support Scheme Extension

You will have read about Chancellor Rishi Sunak latest announcement which is an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020.Today’s announcement targets businesses who re required to shutdown due to local lockdowns and is in addition...

Beyond the cliff edge

The government has recently announced 2 schemes to ‘soften ‘ the cliff edge which follows the end of the furlough scheme at the end of October. Both initiatives are an   attempt to retain jobs Neither scheme is as generous as the furlough and they are not suitable for...

Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plans

"Since the lunchtime yesterday  announcement more detail has been made available to support the statement made by the Chancellor. Shown below is the information currently available no doubt there will be some tweaks to the system and updated guidance before the scheme...

Chancellors Statement September 24th 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has set out the government's new job retention measures in a statement to the House of Commons. The furlough scheme will come to an end, as planned, on 31 October 2020.  The government says it cannot keep jobs open only inside the furlough...

How can I benefit from the Kickstart Scheme?

What is the Kickstart Scheme? With the Kickstart Scheme, you can create six-month job placements for young people who are on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements you create should encourage workers to develop skills and...

GDPR compliance in the face of Coronavirus

GDPR regulations have not been suspended because of covid. Coronavirus has changed so much of life as we know it. Over the last five months and as we now emerge from lockdown, we are all entering a ‘new normal.’ Systems being put in place, such as track and trace and...

The Decline Of The Furlough

As the leaves fall in the autumn so the furlough scheme will unwind, shown below are the key dates over the next few months until October 31st when the scheme ends. I have also shown the outline of the government’s announcement on post furlough actions 1st September...

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...