Contractual Notice and Furlough (17 July 2020)

HMRC has updated one of the Guides “Check which employees you can put on furlough…’ to confirm that you can use furlough grant to pay for contractual notice periods as well as the statutory notice periods. GUIDE ‘Check which employees’ now states: “Where you must make redundancies, you should do so in accordance with the […]

Northern Ireland Quarantine Rules Lifted for Exempt Countries

Northern Ireland has changed its rules relating to quarantine. From 10 July 2020 you may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in Northern Ireland, if you are returning from certain countries. That is because these countries or territories are: Exempted countries British overseas territories It is important to note that the list is continually […]

CONFIRMATION: Furlough monies can be used to pay notice pay

At the beginning of the week, we wrote to Members regarding new, additional words that had been inserted into Paragraph 2.2 of the Third Treasury Direction. This paragraph stated: “Integral to the purpose of CJRS is that the amounts paid to an employer pursuant to a CJRS claim on a claim are used by the employer […]