New HMRC Guidance: Pay Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Grants Back

A new Guide was published on 26 June 2020 but was somewhat eclipsed by the Third Direction being published later that same day. This New Guide sets out the further detail of how to pay back if your business has over claimed in the CJRS. We already knew the first way of repaying by correcting […]

Third Treasury Direction

Third Treasury Direction (26 June 2020) Following the extension to the Scheme to 31 October 2020 and the updated Guidance on 12 June 2020, the Chancellor signed a further (Third) Treasury Direction reflecting the extension to the Scheme to 31 October 2020. This much-expanded Direction was published on 26 June 2020 and sets out technical detail of the Flexible […]

Step-by-Step Guide for Employers: Claim for your Employees’ Wages through CRJS

This 7 Step Guide has been updated with more information about flexible furlough and over payments. The Guide explains the information needed to make a CRJS claim and summarises the processes involved. The 7 Steps are: Step 1: Check you can claim Step 2: Decide who will claim (an agent or you) Step 3: Prepare to make your […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): NI Regulations – Latest Position

  On 28 March 2020, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 were implemented.  The Department of Health is required to review the legislation every 21 days and has published guidance on the restrictions. The NI Executive have been making changes to the restrictions as and when it has been in the public’s […]

Flexible Furlough Guidance (12 June 2020)

Introduction HMRC has published the long awaited Guidance on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing from 1 July 2020. The details are now contained in a series of updates to existing Guides and publication of new Guides. A number of detailed worked examples have also been provided to help demonstrate calculations and a […]

Presidential Guidance – 11 June 2020

We have received the attached communication from the President of the Office of the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunal regarding the position with Final Hearings and Tribunal Hearings. This Presidential Guidance confirms that all Final Hearings and Preliminary Hearings to determine matters such as jurisdictional issues (such as time points etc) or whether a deposit order should be made, […]

Exception To The 10 June Cut Off Date For Furloughing

Yesterday, HMRC announced an exception to today’s (10 June) deadline date for furloughing. The exception applies to parents on statutory maternity and paternity leave returning to work in the coming months who will still be eligible to be furloughed even, after 10 June cut off date. Such employees will only be able to be furloughed […]