So, while we all thought that as we rang out 2020 and embraced 2021 that our lives would return to some sort of normality – whatever the new normality looked like.
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night 1 December, HMRC issued a number of amendments to their on-line documents relating to furlough, mainly to remove out of date information relating to the scheme prior to 1 November.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.
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.
With all the news since March being about coronavirus – COVID-19, it would be easy to forget that there are imminent changes for all businesses, employers and employees and the right to work and live in the UK.
The Hong Kong government has announced that maternity leave will increase by 4 weeks, this will come into effect on the 11 December 2020.
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.