Furlough Excheme Extended to 30 April 2021 @ 80%

17 December 2020

The Chancellor has announced today that the Furlough scheme is to be extended to 30 April 2021 and will be maintained at 80% for the whole of the time.

  • Furlough extended to 30 April 2021
  • Previously potential reduction in January 2021 now shelved and scheme will be kept at 80% until the end

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New Test to Release for International Travel Scheme Launches

15 December 2020

New voluntary COVID testing scheme for people returning to England from locations not on the Travel Corridor list.

  • Voluntary scheme which applies to those self-isolating in England only.
  • Under the scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test and if negative, you can stop self-isolating
  • Earliest test can be taken is 5 full days after you left the location not on the travel corridor list.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE PUBLISHED FROM HMRC TODAY

13th November 2020

From 1 December 2020, no Furlough can be claimed for notice periods.

For claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, employers will no longer be able to claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period, including people serving notice to retire or resignation.

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Update on Furlough and Shielding

5th November 2020

Great news today with the Chancellor announcing an extension of Furlough until 31 March 2021 but will review the policy in January to decide whether economic circumstances are improving enough to ask employers to contribute more.

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus: What is it & Who Can Claim?

14th October 2020

This year has been extremely tough on businesses, employers and employees. Thankfully, there have been a few grants and schemes which have made life a bit easier.

The trouble is, figuring out what each one is and who can claim. Below we will go into Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Job Retention) Bonus (“CJRS(JR)B”).

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Have you overclaimed on furlough grants? Here’s what you should do…

15th September 2020

HMRC are in the process of sending out compliance letters to employers who have overclaimed on furlough grants. Those who claimed under the CJRS (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) are being encouraged to review their claims. Have you overclaimed on furlough grants? Here’s what you should do…

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