May 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme & how to implement it into your payroll run
New information relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been added to various guides created by HMRC. This has been an evolving Scheme and some uncertainty remains, but crucially for business the government on-line portal for making claims opened on 20 April. As payroll providers and employers alike have been scrambling for the latest information the update to the guidelines may prove very helpful for some of the uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus job retention scheme and how to process it. (more…)

Entitlement
Almost all UK workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year (known as statutory leave entitlement or annual leave).
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HM Treasury has published a press release which confirms that the scheme to support the self-employed through the outbreak of coronavirus is now open for claims. This new scheme has been set up by the government to provide support for those who are self-employed, either as a sole trader or a partner in a partnership and who have been trading during the 2018/19 tax year. You have been trading if you have been running a business selling goods or services and you complete self-employed or partnership pages as part of your self-Assessment tax return. (more…)