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Help for the self-employed: what is the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and who’s eligible?

On 26 March 2020, the Chancellor provided details about a scheme to provide grants to individuals who are self-employed or who are members of a partnership; the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).  The scheme opened for claims for a first grant on 13 May...

COVID-19 and statutory sick pay: what employers need to know about sick pay during the coronavirus outbreak

It’s likely that you’ve seen reports of changes to statutory sick pay (SSP) entitlements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and, as an employer, you may be wondering what this means for you. We’ve set out below everything you need to know about SSP during the...

The Ultimate Guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

'Furloughed' Staff: how it works and what you need to knowWe find ourselves in unprecedented times. Your business may be faced with the difficult prospect of needing to reduce the size of your workforce because of an unexpected disruption to cashflow. Equally, there...

The final date for furloughing staff for the first time is 10 June 2020.

The Government has confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be closed to new entrants when it introduces ‘flexible furloughing’ on 1 July 2020. This means that in order for staff to have completed the 3 week minimum furlough period by that time, they...

COVID-19, 5 June 2020: What’s happened this week and what it means for your business

As lockdown measures were somewhat eased on Monday, we take a look at the COVID-19 developments...

Tip of the Day: Furloughed workers cannot do any work for your business, which includes engaging in correspondence with customers or suppliers.

HMRC has warned it will be reviewing claims retrospectively so make sure you don't fall foul of...

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