The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021 with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages.
Last night 1 December, HMRC issued a number of amendments to their on-line documents relating to furlough, mainly to remove out of date information relating to the scheme prior to 1 November.
Last week we sent out a newsletter on time limits for furlough claims. On the 19th of November, the Government issued a list of what they deem as a reasonable excuse should your claim fall outside of the time limits.
…it is important to ensure that as employers you provide a continuing safe and secure working environment, and also employees are aware of their obligations around working from home, or are now asking their employer a number of various questions.
Not only are we in lockdown again, the weather was atrocious over the weekend and Friday 13 came and went, but not before The Treasury updated their guidance on the CJRS and issued a further Treasury Direction on Friday evening.
In fact, if we are honest how many of us had to run training sessions on how to host or schedule a meeting and then actually be able to get all the participants invited on the call? Yes, you were not alone!!!
Following the announcement of the extended CJRS scheme at the end of October, it was confirmed that there would be a further update issued on the 10 November. HMRC last night issued the revised guidance on the CJRS scheme which apply from 1 November.
No sooner had we just got ahead on the extension to the coronavirus job retention scheme announced on Saturday night, the scheme has just been announced to be extended to 31 March 2021.
The Government has reintroduced “Shielding” guidance for those who are deemed “clinically extremely vulnerable” in response to the National restrictions that came into effect on 5 November.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is to be extended until at least 2 December 2020, and the Job Support Scheme is now postponed until the Government advises.