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...

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...

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...