Coronavirus

Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May.   The government has announced a new online service will be launched on 26 May for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have...

  The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October. The key points announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary,...

The Government has published guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating safely.   New ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines are available to UK employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating as safely as...

With many employees and the self-employed being furloughed, being made redundant or making lower profits their income for 2020/21 may well fall below the £50,000 limit at which child benefit starts being taxed. The charge is 1% for every £100 that adjusted net income exceeds £50,000...

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims portal opened on Monday 20 April and early indications are that it seems to be working smoothly but with a few teething problems as you would expect from a brand-new system. In the run up to the start of the...

Some businesses will prosper during the Pandemic (e.g. those that are already online), and some will need to repurpose or “pivot” into new areas. Others will need to hibernate and regrettably some will not survive the Pandemic. Last week we talked about “Cocooning a business”...

HMRC update their Guidance on the SEISS scheme.   A summary from the HMRC website guidance:   Who can claim? You can claim if you are a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership and: you carry on a trade which has been adversely affected by coronavirus you traded...

Covid-19 has had a big impact on many SMEs in the UK. A recent study by the Office for National Statistics showed that nearly 40% of businesses in the UK had a substantially lower turnover. With the current level of disruption likely to remain for...