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Contractual Notice and Furlough (17 July 2020)

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 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

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

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

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

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

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
Northern Ireland’s Public Consultation on Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (15 June 2020)

Northern Ireland’s Public Consultation on Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (15 June 2020)

Introduction Presently, Northern Ireland provides no legal entitlement to Parental Bereavement Leave or Pay for employed parents following the loss of a child. In GB, Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay legislation was introduced on 6 April 2020; the current statutory payment is the lower of £150.20 or 90% of weekly earnings. Of this, at least
Flexible Furlough Guidance (12 June 2020)

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

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,