November 2020 – New Furlough Scheme

  Employment Update for Small Businesses November 2020 Dear Subscriber The Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) ended yesterday (31st October) and the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) was supposed to start today. However, the Government has now announced that the Furlough Scheme is to be extended to December on an enhanced basis and the JSS…

October 2020 – Job Support Scheme

Employment Update for Small Businesses October 2020 Dear Subscriber As we enter the last month of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme (the Furlough Scheme), we consider what we know so far about the new Job Support Scheme, that starts from 1st November.  We also have an update on a few other items related to COVID…

April 2020 – Updated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

  Employment Update for Small Businesses April 2020 Dear Subscriber HMRC have just updated their guidance relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for Furloughed Workers. It clarifies a few points but the question of employees taking holiday whilst on furlough still remains unanswered. Don’t forget also, that National Minimum and Living Wage rates have gone up…