June 3, 2020

UK Government Furlough and Self Employment Schemes Extended

The UK Government have now confirmed that the Job Retention Scheme, and the Self Employed Income Support Schemes have been extended to October, with some changes in the contriubions entering into force in the later months. Furlough Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current …

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May 18, 2020

Help Needed for PAYE Freelancers – My Letter to the Chancellor

I have today written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for action to help PAYE freelancers who are unable to access any support through the Government’s financial assistance schemes.   This is a particular problem for staff at the BBC who cannot be furloughed because the BBC does not qualify for the Job Retention Scheme as a public sector organisation. According …

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May 13, 2020

UK Government Self-Employed Income Support Scheme: Open for Applications

The UK Government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme has opened for applications today and will run until May 18th. The scheme allows you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped at £7,500 altogether. This is a temporary scheme, but it might be extended. If …

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