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 […]