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SEISS Extension

4th SEISS claims

HMRC have updated their guidance to reflect that the SEISS (Self-Employment Income Support Scheme) is being extended from 1 November 2020. The extension will provide two grants and will last for six months, from November 2020 to April 2021. Grants will be paid in two lump sum instalments each covering a three-month period. The first … Read more

Job Support Scheme

Job Support Scheme

The Job support Scheme will replace the currently running Furlough Scheme. The Government has released further plans to offer continued support the nation during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Job Support Scheme HM Treasury has published a factsheet setting out the details of the Job Support Scheme, as announced in the Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan. The … Read more

IR35 Delay Outcome

IR35 changes

The delay to the private sector IR35 roll-out has encouraged more employers to ‘get it right this time around’. Staffing companies report that over a third of hirers (35%) were making a U-turn on non-PSC decisions The extension has encouraged more employers to move away from HMRC’s widely criticised determination tool (CEST). While 31% of … Read more

Six new Covid restrictions

Covid update September

The Prime Minister addressed the House of Commons to set out his six new Covid restrictions. This was after chairing an emergency COBRA meeting to discuss the introduction of new social distancing measures. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: ‘we have reached a perilous turning point. ‘The government will introduce new restrictions in England carefully judges … Read more

Support for Self-isolating

Covid update September

People who are required by law to go into self-isolation from 28 September, supported by payment of £500 for those on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result. New fines for those breaching self-isolation rules will start at £1,000. Bringing this in line with the penalty for breaking … Read more

Kickstart Scheme Launches

Kick start scheme

Businesses are now able to sign up to the Kickstart scheme under which people aged between 16 and 24 who are claiming Universal Credit can receive a six-month work placement. Under the scheme, the Government will pay 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week. Employers … Read more