Extension and changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme On the 31st October 2020 the Prime Minister announced an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) available to employers and will remain open until December. Previously, staff must have been employed from March 2020, however the extended scheme allows claims for staff who…Read More
Additional government support has been announced this week for businesses and employees impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) across the UK. Job Support Scheme A new Job Support Scheme will be introduced from 1 November to protect jobs where businesses are facing lower demand over the winter months due to coronavirus. Under the scheme, which will run for…Read More
Government announces additional support for SMEs Following the announcement on 30 July of £20m to help smaller businesses in England recover from the effects of Covid, grant schemes will be used (£1,000 – £5,000) to access specialist professional advice and to purchase minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology. The source is ERDF (EU money) and the…Read More
Employers Coronavirus job retention bonus The Chancellor confirmed that Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be flexibly and gradually wound down through to October as previously announced. Broadly, the CJRS scheme closed to new furloughed employees on 10 June 2020 with last claims for periods ending 30 June to be made by 31 July. The…Read More
Last Friday the Chancellor set out plans to extend both the Job retention scheme and Self-employment income support schemes while providing details of how these will change in the coming months. We’ve summarised these changes below and full guidance including help with calculating the reduced furlough claims will be published by HMRC on 12 June.…Read More
This scheme is for self employed people or members of a partnership who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis and allows you to reclaim a grant based on your average trading profits for the tax years 18-19, 17-18 and 16-17. There is an extensive list of criteria to be eligible for the grant and…Read More
Job Retention Scheme Extensions The COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme has been extended to the 30th June 2020 giving businesses an extra month to continue to employ employee’s who are furloughed and reclaim 80% of their wages from the government. HMRC have also revised some key dates for eligibility to the scheme, previously an employee had…Read More
Job Retention Scheme Updates New information has been released today confirming updates to the job retention scheme that many employers have been waiting for clarification on. We have summarised below the key points that many of our clients have asked about, however there are multiple points clarified on the HMRC website here if you have…Read More
The long-awaited support scheme for the self-employed has been announced last night by the UK Government, as well as updates to how the Job Retention Scheme will work. We are doing our utmost to stay abreast of recent government developments however please understand that there is a large volume of information to take in and…Read More
What help is there for business during this current crisis? As you will appreciate the Government has made many announcements and promises to help. Currently, there is not the details of how or where to claim. All we can do is highlight those areas of help update you as and when more detail emerges. We…Read More
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