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Employment

FFS yet more guidance

On 12 June 2020, HM Revenue and Customs published further updates to the official guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The updated guidance now includes details of how the scheme is to be wound down between July and October this year, as announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 29 May.

Employment

Preparing for the new normal – Furlough, Collective Consultation and Redundancy

The Government’s job retention scheme is due to end on 30 June 2020. Employees can be subject to notice whilst on furlough.  In previous postings I have indicated they are probably entitled to full pay, albeit there is a counter argument, with the employer recouping furlough monies from HMRC.

Employment

There is only one F in Furlough

A day will come when we will not speak of Furlough.  Sadly that day is not today. There was a Treasury Direction to HMRC on 15 April followed by yet another update to Government Guidance on the Job Retention Scheme on 17 April. 

Employment

Treasury Direction to HMRC regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Yesterday (15th April 2020) the Treasury issued a Direction to HMRC regarding operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) under the auspices of the Coronavirus Act 2020. The Direction (perhaps) gives us the final guidance on how the scheme will operate and any changes are likely to be minimal (we hope).

Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Online Portal to go live on 20th April 2020

The Parliamentary Select Committee made an announcement yesterday (Wednesday 8th April 2020) that HMRC’s online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will open on 20th April 2020 with a view to the first payments being made to employer’s on 30th April 2020. Please do ensure that your online PAYE is functioning and up to date.

Employment

Furlough in one job, working in another

This is a tricky subject as we don’t have Regulations yet, only Government guidance. That guidance says if you’re furlough by an employer you can’t do any work for that employer during the furlough period. It also says that if you have two jobs you can be furloughed by one or both jobs and receive 80% of your salary (up to a maximum of £2,500) from one job or both jobs. That doesn’t however answer the question as to what happens if you take up a new job whilst furloughed by your employer.

Employment

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Furlough Leave

Good afternoon Pop Pickers! Further to Robert’s vlog; here are the top 6 frequently asked questions that we’ve been asked in the last couple of weeks about furlough leave.

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