Self-Employment COVID Grants… Round 2

The chancellor recently announced that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has been extended and a deadline has been announced for the first grant. If you are eligible and have not yet claimed the first grant, you have until 13/7/2020 apply for it. This is worth 80% of your average monthly trading profits covering 3 months, capped at £7,500 in ...

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Furlough update – June 2020

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It was recently announced that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (for furlough grants) will remain open until the end of October 2020. There are several important changes being introduced. Existing rules will apply until 30/6/2020. Furloughed employees will be able to return to work part time from 1/7/2020 (not 1/8/2020 as originally announced) and the company will be able ...

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Coronavirus – Government Support – FAQ’s

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I am a director paying a small salary and dividends – will my spouse or I qualify for the 80% wages subsidy? The scheme covers payroll salary only and not dividends. ***27/3/2020 update*** Company directors are not excluded from the scheme. They can carry on with their ‘statutory duties’ such as ensuring the company’s confirmation statement and accounts are filed. ...

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Furloughing Employees

This article has been updated on 25 April 2020 to reflect the updated guidance that has been released by HMRC. At present there are still some unknown factors. The CJRS is a temporary scheme effective from 1 March 2020, recently extended to 30 June 2020, for employers whose businesses have been severely affected by coronavirus. It allows employers to ‘furlough’ ...

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