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Furlough Figures have Decreased

Posted: 04 June 2021

HMRC’s Official Statistics on the CJRS show the number of employments on furlough decreased by 900,00 from 31 March 2021 to 30 April 2021.

“The data for April 2021 is not yet fully complete as while claims relating to April 2021 should have been filed by 14 May 2021, employers could file claims later with the agreement of HMRC if they had a reasonable excuse. Claims for April 2021 can also be amended until 28 May 2021. Together these factors are likely to have a small effect on the statistics.”

To view the statistics visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-statistics-3-june-2021/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-statistics-3-june-2021

If you would like help or advice with your claims please contact us at payroll@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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The Supreme Court rules that sleep-in care workers are not entitled to the minimum wage

Posted: 22 March 2021

In a landmark case, held on 19 March 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that care workers who fulfil ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for any hours that they are not awake and not actually performing a specific activity.

Read the full article here: https://www.cipp.org.uk/resources/news/sleep-in-care-workers-not-entitled-to-nmw.html 

Please contact info@burgesshodgson.co.uk with any questions.

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New National Minimum Wage

Posted: 19 February 2021

The government has confirmed new National Minimum Wage rates, effective April 2021; (more…)

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Announcement of Budget Date and Support Schemes Extended

Posted: 17 December 2020

Furlough, self employed and loan schemes have been extended and the Budget date announced.

 

See the latest press releases at:

Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Budget 2021 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Key points:

  • Furlough scheme extended in substantially its current form to end April 2021 – the planned January review of the employer contribution will now not happen, the scheme will be unchanged (see extract below). The final details of this and the legislation are awaited, to see if there are any other amendments.
  • Self employed scheme also to be extended to end April 2021
  • Bounce back and CBILs loans now available to end March 2021
  • Budget date set for 3 March 2021

 

Furlough

“The Chancellor said he would review the employer contribution element of the CJRS in January, but decided to bring this forward to allow businesses to plan ahead for the remainder of the winter and the New Year.

The government will continue to pay 80% of the salary of employees for hours not worked until the end of April. Employers will only be required to pay wages, National Insurance Contributions (NICS) and pensions for hours worked; and NICS and pensions for hours not worked.

The Chancellor said he would review the employer contribution element of the CJRS in January, but decided to bring this forward to allow businesses to plan ahead for the remainder of the winter and the New Year.

The government will continue to pay 80% of the salary of employees for hours not worked until the end of April. Employers will only be required to pay wages, National Insurance Contributions (NICS) and pensions for hours worked; and NICS and pensions for hours not worked.”

 

Self employed scheme:

“The furlough and loan schemes are part of the government’s wider plan to support, create and protect jobs through its Plan for Jobs. This includes the Kickstart Scheme, more investment in training and skills as well as the Self Employment Income Support Scheme grant, with a fourth grant being made available from February to April 2021.”

 

Loans schemes:

“The government has already announced that more support will be available beyond March, through a successor loan scheme. More details of the scheme will be announced in due course, with the government providing a further update on wider Covid-19 economic support at the Budget on 3 March.”

If you have any questions on this please email info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Updates

Posted: 07 December 2020

HMRC have updated the CJRS guidance in the last few days. Important points to note can be found here: CJRS Update

 

If you have any queries on this please contact us at payroll@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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Client Update on the Furlough Scheme: Important Deadlines

Posted: 11 November 2020

In an unexpected announcement the Chancellor announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of March 2021.

There are some new, very important, deadlines to note.

For more information, deadlines and useful links please read: Client Update

For any further information please contact info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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CJRS extended to March 2021

Posted: 09 November 2020
The Coronavirus Job retention scheme has been extended to March 2021 and the Job Support Scheme and Job Retention Bonus have been postponed.
Friday 13th November 2020 is the new deadline to retrospectively Furlough employees from 1st November (subject to adhering to guidelines).
Read our breakdown here: CJRS Extended to March 2021
For more information or if you would like help with your furlough claims please contact our payroll team: Payroll@burgesshodgson.co.uk
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Extension to Furlough Scheme and Latest Changes

Posted: 05 November 2020

The Furlough Scheme has now been extended to March at 80%, the job retention bonus has been scrapped, and the self-employed scheme has also been extended at 80%.

There is a detailed policy paper setting out the changes at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/extension-to-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme/extension-of-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 

The terms of the furlough extension are summarised in the note on government support and also the Treasury press release, which can be found here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/932977/ECONOMIC_SUPPORT_FACTSHEET_5_November.pdf

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-extends-furlough-to-march-and-increases-self-employed-support

Please email us at info@burgesshodgson.co.uk if you have any questions.

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Self Employed Grant Increased & Support for Jobs and Businesses

Posted: 02 November 2020

The self employed grant will be increased to 80% of eligible trading profits for November. This reverts to the previously announced 40% for December and January, as follows – quoted from the second document below:

  • Today, the Government is announcing that we will provide even more generous support to the self-employed, and we are increasing the support to the self-employed from 40 per cent of trading profits to 80 per cent for November.
  • As SEISS grants are calculated over 3 months, this increases the total level of the grant to 55 per cent of trading profits for November to January and the maximum grant will increase to £5,160.

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Job Support Scheme guidance published and scheme postponed – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended

Posted: 02 November 2020

On the eve of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) going live from 1 November 2020, the Prime Minister announced another period of lockdown in England, beginning on Thursday 5 November to last 4 weeks to 2 December 2020.

As a result of the lockdown measures, the Chancellor announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) otherwise known as the ‘Furlough Scheme’ would not cease on 31 October 2020 and would be extended to December 2020.

The new Job Support Scheme (JSS Open and JSS Closed) would be postponed until the furlough scheme ends.

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