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Third round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens on Monday with tighter eligibility criteria

The third round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will open on Monday 30 November 2020 with tighter eligibility criteria than have applied to the previous two rounds of the scheme. The third grant is worth 80 per cent…

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Important deadlines approach for the furlough scheme

Businesses across the UK are being reminded of key deadlines and actions for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which are just days away. The CJRS was extended recently to 31‌‌‌ ‌March 2021 for all parts of the UK. Since…

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Spending Review highlights long-term economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic

The Chancellor’s statement to Parliament setting out his Spending Review decisions came against a backdrop of predictions from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which indicated that the UK economy will shrink by 11.3 per cent this year – the…

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HRMC issues their latest employer bulletin

The latest version of the Employer Bulletin has now been released by HMRC. This edition has articles including: New COVID-19 support schemes Do you have employees working from home because of COVID-19? National Insurance Number delays Deferred July 2020 Self…

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Struggling to get to grips with the furlough extension?

Why not read our latest FAQ Employers across the UK have welcomed the decision to extend the furlough scheme, also known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), until the end of March 2021. This will help businesses to protect…

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Retaining and recruiting talent after Brexit

The end of the Brexit transition period is drawing nearer and it is important that you consider the impact that this may have on your workforce after the 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021 onwards, the free movement agreement…

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New bill proposes changes to pay reporting obligations

A new Private Members’ Bills, with cross-party support, has been introduced in Parliament, which seeks to give employees the right to know colleagues’ earnings and expands pay reporting obligations. The Equal Pay Information and Claims Bill 2019 – 2021 (EPIC)…

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Is your business prepared for IR35?

Businesses now just have a matter of months left to prepare for the changes to the off-payroll working rules, also known as IR35. The introduction of the IR35 legislation to the private sector in April 2021, following its delay earlier…

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Awards recognition for payroll team

FC Payroll Solutions is in the running for three accolades at an industry awards event celebrating excellence in payroll, HR, pensions, reward and employee benefits. With 38 staff based in Torquay, Truro and Poole, PKF Francis Clark’s commercial payroll bureau…

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Furlough scheme update – Publication of claims and employees serving notice

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that employees serving notice cannot be claimed for from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 December 2020 onwards. It has also confirmed further details of plans to disclose details of claims…

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