Expansion of Job Support Scheme

The government announced (on 9 October) an expansion of the Job Support Scheme, to provide temporary support to businesses whose premises have been legally required to close as a direct result of coronavirus restrictions. Under this expansion, affected businesses will receive grants towards the wages of employees who have been instructed to and cease work. Read more about Expansion of Job Support Scheme[…]

Job Support Scheme

The government recently announced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to protect jobs where businesses remain open but are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19. Under Job Support Scheme the government will contribute towards the wages of employees if they are working fewer than normal hours due to decreased demand. Employers will Read more about Job Support Scheme[…]

New Job Support Scheme

A new Job Support Scheme will be introduced from 1‌‌ November to protect jobs where businesses are facing lower demand over the winter months due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Under the scheme, which will run for six months, the government will contribute towards the wages of employees who are working fewer than normal hours due to decreased demand. Employers Read more about New Job Support Scheme[…]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – changes from 1‌‌‌ October 

From 1‌‌‌ October, HMRC will pay 60% of usual wages up to a cap of £1,875 per month for the hours furloughed employees do not work. Employers will continue to pay furloughed employees at least 80% of their usual wages for the hours they do not work, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. Employers will need to fund the difference between this and the CJRS grant themselves. The caps are proportional to Read more about Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – changes from 1‌‌‌ October […]

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 September 2020. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The guidance states: ‘You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.’ The advisory fuel rates for journeys undertaken on Read more about Advisory fuel rates for company cars[…]

Kickstart Scheme opens for applications

Yesterday, 2nd September 2020, the government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme opened for employer applications. What is the Kickstart Scheme? The scheme is part of the Plan for Jobs announced during Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s July Summer Economic Update. The Kickstart Scheme aims to create work placements for young people who are at risk of becoming unemployed Read more about Kickstart Scheme opens for applications[…]

Reminder of changes to Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌‌ ‌September 2020

This is just a reminder about changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌‌ ‌September. The changes from 1‌‌‌ ‌September From 1‌‌‌ ‌September CJRS will pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours furloughed employees do not work. Employers will still need to pay furloughed employees 80% Read more about Reminder of changes to Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌‌ ‌September 2020[…]

Job Retention Bonus

Employers will be able to claim a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee they have previously received a grant for under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and who remains continuously employed through to the end of Ja‌nu‌ar‌y 2021. To be eligible, the employee must have received earnings in November, December and January, and must Read more about Job Retention Bonus[…]

Job Retention Scheme bonus (Furlough)

Today the Chancellor announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that have used the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for each furloughed employee who remains continuously employed until 31‌‌‌ ‌January 2021. The bonus will provide additional support to retain employees. To be eligible, employees will Read more about Job Retention Scheme bonus (Furlough)[…]