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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,
Exception To The 10 June Cut Off Date For Furloughing

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
Returning to Work and Safe Workplaces

Returning to Work and Safe Workplaces

Many Organisations are now returning to work and / or planning their return to the workplace. Yesterday, the Government produced 8 sectoral based Guides to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. These 8 guides cover a range of different types of work. If your businesses operates more than one type of workplace, such as an
WORKER STATUS, GIG ECONOMY AND SUBSTITUTION (29 April 2020)

WORKER STATUS, GIG ECONOMY AND SUBSTITUTION (29 April 2020)

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has handed down an important decision providing commentary on the factors that may render a person to be a self- employed contractor rather than a worker. The case was brought by way of a reference from the Watford Employment Tribunal for a preliminary ruling on the definition of what