Coronavirus COVID-19: Life After Furlough…

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As it stands, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or ‘furlough’ comes to an end on 31st October 2020. So, with just over 5 weeks to go, you may be thinking about your options going forward. Reminder of CJRS claim for October From 1st October, the employee will still receive 80% of salary, up to a maximum of […]

Millions of self employed to benefit from second stage of support scheme

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Millions of self-employed people whose livelihoods have been affected by coronavirus will be able to claim a second payment of up to £6,570 from today – as the government continues to help drive the UK’s recovery. second stage of Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens for applications today those eligible will receive a government […]

Eat Out to Help Out launches – with government paying half on restaurant bills

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Diners across the UK will see their restaurant bills slashed by as much as 50% as the government’s landmark Eat Out to Help Out scheme officially opens for business (Monday 3 August). Anyone visiting a participating restaurant, café or pub on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August will receive the half price discount – keeping […]

Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced

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Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus were unveiled by HMRC. The bonus – announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs last month – will see businesses receive a one-off payment of £1,000 for every previously furloughed employee if they are still […]

Local lockdowns: guidance for education and childcare settings

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What schools, colleges, nurseries, childminders, early years and other educational settings need to do if there’s a local lockdown during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread […]

Job Retention Bonus & further updates

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On Friday 31st July, HMRC published further details on how the Job Retention Bonus will work. The guidance covers eligibility requirements and the process for claiming the bonus. So, what are the main points? Businesses will receive a one-off payment of £1,000 for every previously furloughed employee that is still employed as of 31st January 2021. This […]

Schools – Get help with technology during coronavirus

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Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on devices and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care. The Department for Education (DfE) is providing a range of support through its Get help with technology programme. Get laptops and tablets for children who cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

Second grant for SEISS to be rolled out

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SEISS is to be extended and a second and final grant will be available from 17th August 2020. The deadline (at the moment) for claiming is 19th October 2020. This taxable grant will be worth 70% (down from 80% from the first grant) of average trading profits from 16/17, 17/18 and 18/19, again paid out in a single instalment and covering […]