HMRC is writing to selected employers to ask them to review their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims. The letters are causing confusion and alarm among recipients however as they don’t specify what’s wrong with the claim or even which month’s claim is... read more
The Government has closed a loophole which allowed employers to make furloughed staff redundant on reduced pay under the furlough scheme. The new law kicked in on 31 July 2020 to ensure furloughed workers who are made redundant receive redundancy pay based on their... read more
Many of the government’s Coronavirus support schemes are still up and running, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Please be aware however that from 1 September 2020, there will be a number of changes to the CJRS including: From 1 September, the... read more
A government committee has said that employees who opted out of their workplace pension due to COVID-19 should be encouraged back into saving sooner than auto-enrolment rules would usually allow. Under the current rules, employees aged between 22 and state pension age... read more
In a bid to encourage employers to hang on to staff once the furlough scheme ends, the government has introduced a job retention bonus. This will enable employers to claim a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee they’ve previously received a grant for under the... read more
The government has reminded employers that 31 July is the last day they can submit claims for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for periods ending on or before 30 June. Furthermore, employers can now submit claims for periods starting on or after 1 July. You... read more
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