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Supporting employees working from home

Supporting employees working from home As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are now working at home in accordance with Government instructions to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Providing equipment to employees working from home Employees may...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The online claim portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) went live on 20 April 2020, allowing employers who have furloughed staff as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to claim grants from the Government equal to 80% of...

COVID-19: SSP Relaxations

COVID-19: SSP Relaxations To help employees and businesses manage the Coronavirus outbreak, a number of relaxations have been made to the statutory sick pay (SSP) rules. They apply from 13 March 2020. Details are on the Gov.uk website. SSP payable from day one...

COVID-19: Business rate relief and grants

COVID-19: Business rate relief and grants To help business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chancellor announced a number of measures effected through the business rates system. Business rate retail relief increased and extended At the time of the 2020 Budget,...

Budget 2020 – rates and allowances

Budget 2020 – rates and allowances The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented his first Budget on 11 March 2020, confirming the rates and allowances applying for the 2020/21 tax year. The following key rates and allowances were announced. Full details of the rates...