STATUTORY SICK PAY (SSP) PAID TO EMPLOYEES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

  SSP PAID TO EMPLOYEES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS   From 26 August 2020 you can claim for employees who have been notified by the NHS to self-isolate before surgery.   This scheme is for employers. You can claim back up to 2 weeks of SSP if: you have already paid your employee’s sick pay (use...

CHANGES TO CJRS CALCULATIONS | PAYING CJRS GRANTS BACK

    HMRC MAKES CHANGES TO CJRS CALCULATIONS FOR CLAIMS     HMRC has updated its guidance on how to perform usual hours calculations. Specifically for where employees come off furlough or flexible furlough partway through a claim period. The change affects claims made from 14 September.   HMRC has made changes to CJRS calculations...

MAINTAINING RECORDS FOR NHS TEST AND TRACE | BUSINESSES URGED TO PREPARE FOR NHS COVID-19 APP

  MAINTAINING RECORDS OF STAFF, CUSTOMERS AND VISITORS TO SUPPORT NHS TEST AND TRACE The Government has updated its requirements. The following industry sectors must collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors: hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés tourism and leisure, including hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks close contact...

Kickstart scheme launches in November!

  The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched the Kickstart Scheme, designed to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.   The £2 billion Kickstart Scheme is designed to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young...

NOTIFY HMRC OF OVERCLAIMED CJRS “FURLOUGH” GRANTS WITHIN 90 DAYS

  The calculation of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants has proven to be complex, particularly as HMRC frequently changed the rules and the method of computation. Consequently, many errors have arisen and need to be corrected. The latest Finance Act requires employers to notify HMRC within 90 days where it turns out that they were...

IF YOU’VE CLAIMED TOO MUCH OR NOT ENOUGH FROM THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME

  From September 1, the government grant towards the employee wages will be reduced to 70%.   From October 1, the government grant will be reduced again to 60%. During these months’ employers will be asked to contribute towards the cost of their furloughed employees’ wages to ensure they continue to receive at least 80%...

Returning From Furlough

  Bringing your employees back from furlough is not a straightforward process. As employees begin returning from furlough, business owners and managers need to consider both the practical and emotional aspects of returning to “normal”. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. After several weeks of lockdown and social distancing, some employees may...

MORE DETAILS ON HOSPITALITY VAT REDUCTION

When the Chancellor announced a temporary cut in the rate of VAT for the hospitality sector and attractions in his Summer Statement on 8 July there were a number of areas that needed clarification. The vat reduction applies to supplies made between 15 July 2020 and 12 January 2021. HMRC have now set out more...

COMPANIES HOUSE (CH) TO RESTART THE VOLUNTARY STRIKE OFF PROCESS

  In March 2020, CH introduced temporary easement measures to suspend voluntary strike off action in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and they have reviewed these measures each month.   Following the July review, this temporary measure will be lifted from 10 September 2020. From this date, CH restart the process to dissolve companies that have...

HMRC INVITES HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TO REGISTER FOR EAT OUT TO HELP OUT

  Registrations for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme started on the 13th of July Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on-premises consumption can now sign up to a new government initiative aimed at protecting jobs in the hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out. The Eat Out to...