UPDATE: Important changes to the Government Furlough Scheme

The Government has published their updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Whilst the majority of the scheme remains the same as when the furlough scheme was first announced, there are some important changes to the scheme as follows: Any eligible employee can be furloughed regardless of whether they have been furloughed previously. […]

Employment and Tax Incentives in the Chancellor’s Summer Statement

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a range of employment and tax incentives in his Summer Statement aimed at speeding the recovery of the UK from the economic effects of Coronavirus.  These measures range across several different sectors, helping businesses and increasing consumer confidence. Furlough Staff Retention Bonus The Chancellor reiterated in his speech that […]

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 July 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been in place since March 2020 and has helped many businesses retain their valued staff and prevented widespread redundancies.  As the country starts to emerge from lockdown, the Government is now proposing several changes to increase flexibility and reduce the overall cost to the taxpayer. New Applications for […]

Coronavirus and Apprenticeships

The Government has announced further guidance on how apprenticeship schemes will continue during the Coronavirus crisis and how apprentices should be treated. There had originally been some concern that apprentices would not be included in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or that their training would come to a close. Employer Guidance Helpfully for many businesses, […]

Liz Searl interview with Steve Frost

In this interview, Liz Searl and Steve Frost discuss keeping your house move progressing as smoothly as possible during the coronavirus lockdown. You can still carry on with your house sale or purchase Following her interview, Liz added: We appreciate that there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment, and the Government’s guidance is […]

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – further updates

We continue to receive further updates regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme via questions to a Parliamentary Select Committee and social media. These are yet to be officially announced, though they do suggest that HMRC are doing all they can to put their systems in place quickly. Scheme Portal for employers The Parliamentary Select Committee […]