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Category: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Job Retention Bonus

What Is the Job Retention Scheme? The Job Retention Bonus is a one-off payment to employers of £1,000 for every employee who they previously claimed for under the scheme, and who remains continuously employed through to 31 January 2021. Eligible employees must earn at least £520 a month on average between the 1 November 2020…
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Claim Money Back Through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

HM Revenue & Customs have release information on how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Please note you cannot make a claim yet. The claims service will be available from 7 August to 30 September. If you have not already sign up to be…
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Safer Travel Guidance for Passengers (Covid-19) – Update 25/07/2020

As we all move back to returning to work the government have release information to ensure safer travel through walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. How You Can Control the Conronavirus Outbreak You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by walking and cycling, if you can.…
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Guidance for Food Businesses On Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government have released guidance for all workplaces involved in the manufacturing, processing, warehousing, picking, packaging, retailing and service of food. The main areas that will be covered in this guidance are: What you need to know about Covid-19 and food Prevention and management of outbreaks – the role of employers Managing Covid-19 cases in…
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Help and Support If Your Business Is Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update 21/07/2020

The government have released a set of videos and will be hosting free webinars so you can learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. Videos To view the videos and find out more about the different schemes available, click the headings below: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension to…
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Extended Tax Cut For Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & National Supplies

The Government has announced the temporary scrapping of VAT on PPE for use in infection control has been extended until 31st October – saving care homes and businesses dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak about £155 million. The import duty on PPE continues to be zero rated. The decision, which will make it easier and less…
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How to Treat Certain Expenses and Benefits Provided to Employees During COVID-19 Update

The government have released an updated guidance on how to treat certain expenses and benefits provided to employees during COVID-19. This guidance is about Income Tax treatment only. National Insurance contributions treatment may vary depending on the individual benefit or expense. Find out about taxable expenses and benefits when they are paid to employees because…
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Calculate How Much You Can Claim Using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government have realised information on how to calculate how much you must pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough, how much you can claim for employer NICs and pension contributions and how much you can claim back. 31 July is the last day that you can submit claims for periods ending on or…
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Government’s Future Fund

More start-ups and innovative firms will be able to apply for investment from the government’s Future Fund from today (Tuesday 30 June). Companies which have participated in accelerator programmes are now eligible for the popular scheme, more than 320 early-stage, high-growth firms have so far benefitted from £320 million of support through the fund, this…
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Free AA COVID CONFIDENT Scheme for the Hospitality Sector

The AA has launched a new COVID CONFIDENT scheme to support the safe reopening of the hospitality industry. The scheme aims to help businesses rebuild customer confidence as they start coming out of the lockdown. The accreditation scheme will confirm that an establishment has carried out risk assessments, safety measures and staff training, in line…
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