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COVID-19 Risk Assessment

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

After recent Government announcements some businesses are considering the return to work for certain employees. The guidance though is clear, employers must complete a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and display a notice when they have done so. The aim of the COVID-19 Risk Assessments is to ensure the businesses have the relevant practices in place to … Read more

AJR & Co Ltd Online portal

AJR & Co Ltd online portal

In 2019 AJR & Co Ltd took the decision to launch an online portal. We would like to take this chance to briefly explain the benefits for those clients yet to sign up. The online portal is great for keeping all the documents in one place – no more trawling through your inbox looking for … Read more

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay

Coronavirus Job retention bonus

The coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme is due to launch on the 26th May, 2020. This scheme will enable employers with fewer than 250 employees to claim coronavirus- related Statutory Sick Pay. Eligibility criteria for the online scheme is as folloes: you’re claiming for an employee who’s eligible for sick pay due to coronavirus the … Read more

Furlough Scheme Extended

COVID-19 Grants

The Chancellor has today announced the Furlough scheme will be extended until the end of October 2020. In a boost to millions of jobs and businesses, Rishi Sunak said the furlough scheme would be extended by a further four months with workers continuing to receive 80% of their current salary. From the start of August, … Read more

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme


HMRC have now issued further guidance for the government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme which will open ahead of schedule on the 13th May, 2020. The scheme will benefit self-employed individuals or those in a partnership whose business has been adversely affected by coronavirus, covering most people who get at least half of their income from self-employment.  SEISS is a temporary scheme that will … Read more

Bounce Back Loans

bounce back loans help for small businesses COVID-19

Small businesses boosted by bounce back loans, a new 100% government backed loan scheme. The Chancellor announced on Monday 27th April that small businesses could benefit from this new scheme. It’s a fast-track finance scheme providing loans with 100% government guarantee. Businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and be able to … Read more

Automatic Enrolment Pensions during Furlough

Auto-enrolment pensions

Automatic enrolment duties Your automatic enrolment (AE) duties continue to apply as normal, including your re-enrolment and re-declaration duties. This is the case whether your staff are still working or are being furloughed as part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New employers If you are a new employer, you should continue to assess your staff and … Read more