Flexible Furlough

Update – Job Retention Scheme

We understand that HMRC has advised that PAYE directors ARE included in the Job Retention Scheme for furloughed workers. This is on the same basis as other employed workers but will not include dividends. In addition, directors must not be working – ie fee-earning – but can carry out admin and compliance functions. If customers…

Flexible Furlough

Job Retention Scheme

HMRC have issued more guidance regarding the job retention scheme which answers some of the questions that were raised following the initial announcement. Key points include: Employers can claim 80% of furloughed employees’ normal salary, up to £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer NI and minimum auto-enrolment employer pension contributions. Employees hired after 28…

Covid 19 Payroll Briefing

Covid 19 Payroll Briefing   The Government has declared the coronavirus – Covid 19 to be a “serious and imminent threat to public health” and that it is highly likely that the virus will become widespread.    It has been estimated that up to 20% of the UK workforce may be off sick at the…

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Employers Allowance Changes from April 2020

Employers Allowance Changes from April 2020   Since April 2014, certain businesses are eligible to claim an Employment Allowance. This allowed businesses to reduce their employer National Insurance bill by up to £3,000. From 6 April 2020, this is being increased to £4000pa but there are also changes that mean larger businesses who currently benefit…

SSP CHANGES TO DEAL WITH COVID-19

SSP CHANGES TO DEAL WITH COVID-19   The recent budget announced support for those affected by COVID-19 which includes temporary changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). The measures are aimed at helping to ensure that employees don’t lose out financially where they are asked to stay at home to protect others in the workplace from…

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Covid 19 Payroll Update

Covid 19 Payroll Update   To all our customers please be assured that everything we do is digital and notwithstanding the current situation concerning Covid 19 and we do not envisage any change in the service provided.  We have always had remote working in case of need and regularly conduct this. It would help us if…