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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April 17, 2020

Check if Your Employer Can Use the Government’s Job Retention Scheme

The UK Government have produced full guidance on whether your employer(s) will be able to furlough you and how much you might expect to receive in wages. The link to the guidance is at the bottom of this post. Your employer is responsible for claiming through the Job Retention Scheme on your behalf and for paying you what you are …

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