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£3.5bn in Furlough Claims are Fraudulent or Paid in Error

Posted: 09 September 2020

“Up to £3.5bn in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme payments may have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error, the government has said.” Read the BBC news article here: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54066815

It is the Employers responsibility to ensure that they, and their employees are following the furlough scheme rules, and have not been overpaid.

If you believe you have overclaimed / been overpaid, click here to see your options to correct your claims via CJRS.

If you need more information please contact us at payroll@burgesshodgson.co.uk 

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Compliance Reviews

Posted: 26 August 2020

HMRC has started compliance reviews into furlough claims. For more information click here: https://www.att.org.uk/technical/news/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-compliance-letters

If you have any questions on your furlough claims please email us at info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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Incentive Payments for Hiring a New Apprentice

New information has recently been released about incentive payments that employers can apply for if they take on a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021.

Read more information here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/incentive-payments-for-hiring-a-new-apprentice

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HMRC Must be Informed of Overclaimed COVID Grants

posted: 04 August 2020

Taxpayers who have received Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grants are urged to double check their entitlement as the 90-day period to inform HMRC of any overclaimed amounts is now law.

Click here for more information.

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

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Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Posted: 10 July 2020

The chancellor recently announced the introduction of a Job Retention Bonus Scheme, to provide additional support to businesses who retain employees.

A one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that have used the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for each furloughed employee who remains continuously employed until 31 January 2021.

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Sick Pay to End for Shielding

Posted: 26 June 2020

It has been confirmed by Matt Hancock if a worker is not able to work remotely, and social distancing measures have been implemented within their workplace, then vulnerable people who have been ‘shielding’ will be able to return to the office from 1 August 2020 in England. (more…)

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

Posted: 19 June 2020

Download the latest update on the furlough scheme here: CJRS Update

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

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Furlough and Self Employed Detailed Rules

Posted: 15 July 2020

Furlough scheme (CJRS)

The scheme is as previously announced by the Chancellor (flexible from 1 July – reducing to finish at end October), and is summarised in the policy paper below:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme/changes-to-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

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Extension to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Posted: 02 June 2020

The Chancellor announced further details on the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on Friday, including improved flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time in July and a new taper requiring employers to contribute modestly to furloughed salaries from August.

Read and download more information here: Extension to CJRS

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

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Furlough and Self Employed Updates

Posted: 29 May 2020

Chancellor’s briefing – there will be detailed documents to be produced by HMRC, but they have published some initial guidance:

https://www.gov.uk

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk

A summary of the key points below: (more…)

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