Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to Launch 26th May

The coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will launch online on 26 May. The scheme will enable employers with fewer than 250 employees to claim coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Tax agents will also be able to make claims on behalf of employers. You’re eligible to use the scheme if: you’re claiming for an employee who’s…

Government Guidance of Covid-secure Workplaces

Guidance has been issued to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. There are 8 guides to cover a range of different types of work. Some businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles so will need to refer…

Self-employed Income Support Scheme – Now Open

Applications open today, 13 May, for funding from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.  The scheme allows people who are self-employed to claim a grant of 80% of average monthly trading profits, capped at £7,500. The online process has been set up to process eligible claims as soon as possible, with payments made in six working days.   Find out…

COVID-19: HMRC Support Webinars

Find out if you can use the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, or how to make a claim on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, by joining one of the following live HMRC webinars. They’re interactive giving you the opportunity to ask questions using the on-screen text box. They tend to be popular and there are a limited…

High Street Businesses put on VE-Day Displays

Thanks to all businesses who took the trouble to create a display to mark VE Day on the 8th May – however small.  Obviously celebrations and displays were severely curtailed by the present circumstances, but nevertheless the High Street still put on a display, as you can see in the photos below.