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Latest Coronavirus Guide for Employers

To support businesses during this national crisis this dedicated employers area will provide businesses with the latest national updates on COVID-19, the financial support measures introduced by the government and details of the new regulations released in response to this crisis. Here you will also find a range of free downloads for managing COVID-19 at work including furlough templates and FAQs, letters for employees, homeworking policies, contingency plans, workplace checklists and coronavirus FAQs. Read more

Your Guide to the Latest Government Changes

  On Tuesday September 23rd, the Prime Minister announced a new range of measures aimed at reducing the virus reproduction rate to a point where the epidemic is no longer growing. Over the last fortnight hospital admissions have doubled and... Read more

Your Quick Guide to the Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart is the new £2 billion government scheme opened 2 September 2020 to create thousands of 6-month job placements for 16 - 24 year olds working a minimum of 25 hours per week and will run until December 2021. The government will fund 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage, NI and pension contributions for each work placement for a minimum of 25 hours a week. £1,500 additional funds are also available per job placement for setup costs, support and training. The Scheme is open for applications from businesses of all sizes throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The first Kickstarts are expected to begin at the start of November and the Scheme will run until December 2021 with the possibility of a further extension. Scheme applications must be for a minimum of 30 placements. For employers with fewer placements, they can partner with HR:4UK or other organisations to create a pool of work placements to meet the minimum 30 required. Contact us for more information. Read more

Make Your Life Easier With Our Flexible Furlough Calculator

Flexible Furlough Stressing You Out? Make Life Easier with our Flexible Furlough Calculator. Created by our Payroll Experts the Flexible Furlough Calculator comes with a simple step-by-step guide and payroll support for your peace of mind. Designed to help your business secure the crucial government funds to support your business during these challenging times. Our Calculator will easily and accurately calculate your claims. Your business can then simply submit their claim through the HMRC portal, confident that these have been calculated correctly in line with all HMRC requirements, for faster reimbursement to your bank account. Read more