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Seven important things to know about the new flexible furlough rules

1. Who can I place on flexible furlough? From 1 July 2020 only employees that you as an employer have claimed for previously will be eligible for more grants under the Job Retention Scheme. This means they must have previously been furloughed for at least three consecutive weeks taking place any time between 1 March…
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Flexible Furlough Scheme – 1st July 2020

Flexible Furlough Scheme – 1st July 2020 There are changes being made to the furlough scheme with effect from 1st July and that means that if you are an employer you need to be aware of how you can bring staff back to work and claim the furloughed grant for the hours they do not…
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Job Retention Scheme and Self Employed Income Support Scheme – Update 1st June 2020

On Friday (29th May) the Chancellor announced some changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self employed Income Support Scheme. Here are the details: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Important Update 29th May 2020 The Chancellor has announced three changes to the job retention scheme: 1. From 1‌‌ July 2020, the scheme…
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How to calculate Statutory Redundancy Pay

How to calculate statutory redundancy pay While some help is available to employers through the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme to help them keep staff on during the COVID-19 pandemic, in some cases, it may not be possible to avoid making staff redundant. Where staff are made redundant and have at least two years’ continuous service,…
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Covid-19: Job Retention Scheme Update 4th April 2020

The government have issued an update to the Job Retention Scheme detailing who can claim and for which employees. There’s not much change of course to who can claim but this update gives us a bit more information as to the type of employee and how they should be furloughed. It mentions specifically other forms…
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Can I claim for Entertaining clients and staff ?

Entertaining Clients and Staff Can we deduct entertaining expenses? The tax rules on the deductibility of entertaining expenses are harsh and often misunderstood – the fact that the expenditure is incurred for businesses purposes does not make it deductible. Subject to certain limited exceptions, no deduction is allowed for business entertaining and gifts in calculating…
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Staff – Giving Christmas gifts and bonuses

Staff – giving Christmas gifts and bonuses It’s the time of year when employers think about rewarding their staff for all their hard work over the year. But there are some pitfalls to watch out for but some really good tax breaks too so it’s worth being careful. Any Christmas bonuses / gifts paid in cash…
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When is a car a pool car ?

Pool Cars When is a car a pool car? Rather than allocating specific cars to particular employees, some employers find it preferable to operate a carpool and have a number of cars available for use by employees when they need to undertake a business journey. From a tax perspective, provided that certain conditions are met,…
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Employer ? – How to start a new employee on PAYE

Starting a new Employee Payroll – how to deal with new starters From a payroll perspective, there are various tasks that an employer has to perform when they take on a new starter. For 2019/20 an employer needs to operate PAYE where the employee earns more than £118 per week (the lower earnings limit for…
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HMRC and the Staff Christmas party

HMRC and the staff Christmas Party It’s the time of year that businesses are planning the staff Christmas party for staff, their partners/spouses, clients and possible new clients. The cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is generally allowed as a deduction for tax purposes but you have to meet the criteria set…
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