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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...

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...