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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme 

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme 

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now operational and has been significantly expanded with changes to the scheme’s features and eligibility criteria. Our Business Services Team is already working with clients to access funding under this...

Calculating Wages for Furloughed Employees

Calculating Wages for Furloughed Employees

With the majority of employees receiving a monthly salary paid at the end of each month, employers are now focused on how to calculate wages for those who have been furloughed. Based on the guidance we currently have from government, pay should be calculated on the...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – An Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – An Update

More guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now been released. The government guidelines are currently evolving and please do get in touch with us for any queries and current advice.  You can read our latest update for employers which considers a number...

Emergency Volunteering Leave

Emergency Volunteering Leave

EVL is a new, temporary, statutory right and is available for eligible workers to take Emergency Volunteering Leave to help the Health and Social Care system in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. We take a look at EVL and answer the most frequently asked...

Residential Property Disposals

Residential Property Disposals

Important changes will come into effect next week as to how residential property disposals are reported and when Capital Gains Tax should be paid. From 6 April 2020, where a UK resident individual (or trustee) disposes of a UK residential property, resulting in a...

Coronavirus: Common Q & As from Employers

Coronavirus: Common Q & As from Employers

We have been working closely with our clients and whilst every client situation is unique a number of questions are regularly asked.  Donal Laverty answers the Top 8: 1: Employers have to pay employees who are on sick leave and have been diagnosed with Covid-19. Do...

Helping Your Staff to Work from Home

Helping Your Staff to Work from Home

Consulting Partner Donal Laverty looks at the new reality for many employers.  As measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) escalate, urgent focus is being placed on organisations to enable their staff to work from home or otherwise work more flexibly....

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Tomorrow (1 April 2020) the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase. The rates increase every April and the current and new rates are set out below. Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2019 (current rate) £8.21 £7.70...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

With more detail on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme now released, we explain how employers can access the scheme, outline some practical next steps and flag up potential complications. Read our update here..

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

We now have an understanding of the government’s support for the self employed and welcome the news that the portal for accessing grant funding for small businesses is now open.  We also outline the main support for individuals in this latest update. To read the...

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

In our latest Covid 19 Update we consider three key government support measures - The Job Retention Scheme, The Business Interruption Loan Scheme and VAT Payment Deferral and you will also find our out of hours contact numbers. To read the full document you can click...

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