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Job retention bonus

03 August 2020

The government will pay a job retention bonus of £1,000 to UK employers for every furloughed employee who remains continuously employed through to the end of January 2021. Find out more on the scheme here.

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Optional Remuneration Arrangements (‘OpRA’) and 6 April 2021

31 July 2020

Employers meeting employees’ travel expenses as they return to work as the lockdown is eased should be mindful of the tax and NIC treatment as additional charges might arise.

Employer NIC deductions from contractors under IR35

23 July 2020

For those deemed as employees under IR35 off-payroll rules, the fee-payer is liable for the employer’s National Insurance Contributions (NIC) (13.8%) and the Apprenticeship Levy (0.5%) in addition to the fee for the work.

Can you renegotiate contracts to include deductions for employer’s NIC?
Off-payroll working – the perspective for individuals

23 July 2020

The Government believes the legislative changes will impact 170,000 individuals working through their own intermediary, such as a PSC. For these individuals, the deduction of tax and NI at source will have cash flow implications and, therefore, needs to be planned for.

What do individuals need to consider? 
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims: How will you check your claims are correct?

22 July 2020

With the job retention scheme running to the end of October and flexible furloughing now available, the possibility of errors is high. How will make sure your claims are correct?

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Flexible furlough: Have you got it right?

09 July 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is unique. This is both in terms of the financial scale of the benefit and the brevity of the regulatory framework.

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Coronavirus job retention scheme - updated furlough rules

08 July 2020

The coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) is due to run until 31 October 2020 to help support employers retain staff during the current pandemic by covering certain costs of putting them on furlough. On 12 June 2020, changes were announced to CJRS, with effect from 1 July 2020.

Adding flexi furloughing to the latest CJRS legislation makes it even more complex
Susan Ball

29 June 2020

HM Treasury published a revised ‘Direction’ for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on Friday 26 June, making this the third piece of legislation for CJRS since 15 April.

Coronavirus and employee travel expenses: tax and NIC considerations

26 June 2020

Employers meeting employees’ travel expenses as they return to work as the lockdown is eased should be mindful of the tax and NIC treatment as additional charges might arise.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme audits: five things employers should check now

26 June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims process is pretty clear now. What’s less clear is how HMRC intends to audit these claims. In this article, we look at how employers can check that they’re compliant.

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