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Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay: how different employment types affect what you pay. All employees, and certain groups of workers, are eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) as long as they meet the other qualifying conditions. These groups are classed as employees for the purposes of SSP. Casual, short-term and zero hour contracts Individuals who are classed as … Read more

Temporary insolvency measures

Temporary Insolvency Measures

Temporary measures brought in to support businesses from insolvency during the pandemic will be phased out from 1 October Companies in financial distress as a result of the pandemic have been protected from creditor action since June last year, through the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. This was to ensure that viable businesses affected … Read more

Starting a Business

Starting a business

The AJR guide to getting it right! Your Limited Company has been formed what next? When starting a business there are lots of important decisions to make, an accountant that you can rely on is just one of them. With this in mind we have put together a short checklist to help, although different businesses … Read more

Extended Loss Carry Back

Extended Loss Carry Back

The Extended Loss Carry Back measure announced at Budget 2021 allows businesses to make claims to carry back losses for a further two years than current rules allow. This temporary extension applies for losses in accounting periods ending between 1 A‌pr‌il 2020 and 31 M‌ar‌c‌h 20‌‌‌22.  Claims over £200,000 must be made in a company tax … Read more

Job Support Scheme expanded for businesses required to close

Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme has been expanded to include support for businesses required to close due to local restrictions. Extension of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) The new Job Support Scheme has been expanded to offer support to businesses across the UK that are required to close their premises due to coronavirus restrictions. Businesses required … Read more

Business interruption insurance

FCA look in to business interruption insurance claims

The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) are seeking legal clarity on business interruption insurance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has led to widespread disruption and business closures resulting in substantial financial loss. Many customers have made claims for these losses under their BI insurance policies. There has been widespread concern about the lack … 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

Job Retention Scheme

Job retention scheme COVID-19

Under the job retention scheme employers can claim 80% of their furloughed staff wages back, HMRC are still working on the portal but once it is ready the following information will be needed: The PAYE reference number Number of employees being furloughed The start and end date of the claim Amount to be claimed Company … Read more