HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been writing to thousands of employers, asking them to review the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims they have already made for errors – often without specifying what is wrong with the claim or indicating which claim is incorrect.
According to recent research, around 50 per cent of the UK’s First Time Buyers (FTBs) are altering or delaying their moving plans, due to the lack of or worries surrounding income stability, mortgage availability and the Government’s restrictions.
In the wake of the increase in coronavirus cases, the Prime Minister addressed Parliament on 22 September to advise all workers in England to work from home, if they can.
Many businesses have welcomed the news that the Government will introduce a new scheme to support them with their employment costs once the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends. The new Job Support Scheme will launch on 1 November 2020 and is designed to support viable jobs by subsidising the wage costs for staff working reduced […]
The Prime Minister has reinstated the advice for people to work from home if they can, following an increase in the incidence of Coronavirus in recent weeks. The advice, which was first issued in March 2020, was withdrawn at the beginning of August, with people encouraged to return to city centre offices as part of […]
Speaking in the House of Commons, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced a legal duty to self-isolate for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace. People who fail to comply with this requirement will risk fines of up to £10,000 in cases of […]
Plans for the phased reopening of stadiums, business events and conferences on 1 October will now no longer go ahead. The Government’s ‘rule of six’ will also be extended to indoor team events and the number of people able to attend a wedding will be limited to 15. However, up to 30 people can still […]
In recent weeks, many businesses within the hospitality sector have been enjoying a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. However, from 24 September 2020 pubs, bars and restaurants will have to close at 10pm, as part of the Government’s attempts to limit a second wave of Coronavirus infection. The same measures apply to takeaways, however, deliveries will […]
To ensure workplaces that remain open prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Government will introduce a direct legal obligation for businesses in England that requires them to follow the latest guidance to the letter. During his speech to Parliament on the new measures, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said that businesses could face fines and […]
According to a recent survey, one in three employers are expected to make some staff redundant from between July and September 2020.