Are you eligible for the new Job Support Scheme?

HMRC has confirmed that the final date to submit your claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be on 30th November 2020. After this date, no more new claims can be submitted or added to any previous claims. The scheme finally comes to a close at this end of October since it began […]

Kickstart Scheme

The kickstart scheme will help those aged between 16 to 24. The fund will subsidise six-month work placements for people on Universal Credit in the age group who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Mr Sunak told the Commons: “The kickstart scheme will directly pay employers to create new jobs for any 16 to 24-year-old […]

Rishi Sunak Summer Statement

Rishi Sunak has announced a wave of sweeping measures to kickstart the UK economy in his mini-Budget – here’s what they are. Announcing his Summer Statement in the Commons today, Sunak pledged to pause stamp duty, boost hiring, slash VAT, and introduce “eating out” vouchers for every person in the UK.“Despite the extraordinary support we’ve […]

Tax treatment of COVID-19 tests and Personal Protective Equipment

HMRC has updated its guidance relating to the tax treatment of certain benefits and expenses paid to employees due to coronavirus, to explain how employers should proceed where they are providing coronavirus testing kits, or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to their employees. If an employer has purchased coronavirus testing kits or tests completed by a […]

Deadline for placing employees on furlough fast approaching

Companies intending to furlough employees for the first time under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), must do so by 10 June 2020, in order to observe the three-week minimum furlough period ahead of 30 June 2020, prior to the implementation of the changes to the scheme from July – October 2020. On 29 May […]

Statutory Sick Pay extended to individuals who are shielding

New Regulations due to come into force on 16 April 2020 mean that any person classed as extremely vulnerable and at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), and who have been advised to remain at home for at least 12 weeks will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). The process is […]

Correct Reporting on Employment Allowance Claims

HMRC’s Software Developer Support Team (SDST) has circulated a message that highlights that a number of businesses are incorrectly selecting ‘State aid rules do not apply to employer’ on their Employer Payment Summary (EPS) when claiming the Employment Allowance. The rules surrounding eligibility for the Employment Allowance changed for tax year 2020-21, and now only […]