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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...

Covid-19 Key Contacts and Short Term Planning

Covid-19 Key Contacts and Short Term Planning

With a rapidly changing situation and many clients requiring advice outside normal working hours click here for our out of hours contact details and our short term planning guide. We will update this regularly and would urge you to contact us at any time if it would...

Budget 2020

Budget 2020

By Tom Penman, Tax Partner and Angela Keery, Tax Director There has been much anticipation around the first budget under Boris Johnston’s Conservative Government. It is fair to say that businesses have already been through a period of uncertainty around Brexit, with a...

Coronavirus – Advice for Employers

Coronavirus – Advice for Employers

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020. At present (28 Feb 2020) there is one presumed positive case in Northern Ireland. This is an unusual situation we find ourselves in and one that is changing daily. The...

Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum Wage Increases

Employers should start to prepare for the new National Minimum Wage rates which come into effect in April 2020. The new rates are: 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice Rate £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15 It is expected that the new rate for Statutory...

Northern Ireland Employer?  Talking Tax at Christmas

Northern Ireland Employer? Talking Tax at Christmas

Tom Penman, Tax Partner considers what you need to be aware of. It’s that time of year again. Christmas trees. Bright lights. Mad dash for those last-minute gifts. Tax exemptions. You see, the festive period always sees the same questions put to me and team here at...

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