National minimum Wage Increase 2017

New Minimum Wage Rates

New Minimum Wage Rates 2021 New minimum wage rates come into force on 1st April 2021 There are also changes to the age bands this year. The highest level of minimum wage starts at 23 rather than 25. The new rates are: Age 23 and above                  £8.91 Age 21 to 22                          …

Furlough scheme

Furlough Update April 2021

Furlough Update April 2021 The CJRS will now run until 30 September 2021. A key change on the Furlough update April 2021 is that for claim periods starting on or after 1 May 2021, the scheme can be used to make claims for employees who were employed on 2 March 2021 (and for whom an…

Furlough for Home Schooling

Furlough for Home Schooling

Furlough for Home Schooling HMRC has updated its furlough guidance to confirm that the scheme can be used where employees are unable to work because they are caring for children while schools are closed. Earlier this week, the government added a new section to its guidance that states employees are eligible for the grant and…

Furlough Scheme Extended throughout the UK to March 31st.

Furlough Scheme Extended throughout the UK to March 31st.   Businesses and people across the UK given certainty over winter months with further support announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.  The furlough scheme will now be extended until the end of March across all nations.  Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month…

Flexible Furlough

The Original Furlough Scheme is back: Who can claim?

The Original Furlough Scheme is back: Who can claim? Originally introduced in March, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended beyond the original October deadline. What has changed? The Furlough scheme had been winding down over the last couple of months, with 70% government contribution to hours not worked in September and the employer paying…

Job Support Scheme Factsheet

Job Support Scheme Factsheet What is it? The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce. The company will continue to pay its employee for time worked, but the burden of…

Flexible Furlough

Flexible Furlough From 1 July Under Revised CJRS

Flexible Furlough From 1 July Under Revised CJRS   Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will apply a month earlier than expected. From 1 July the scheme will allow part-time working, but staff must have been furloughed by 10 June to be eligible. The Chancellor has announced the government’s plans to change the CJRS which…

Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme Launched

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme Launched The Statutory Sick Pay Reclaim Scheme will be open to employers who had fewer than 250 employees as at 28th February and also had an active PAYE scheme as at that date. The Coronavirus outbreak has introduced two new reasons, into the SSP regulations, for incapacity. These are:…