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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

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

Changes to the Furlough Scheme - New Deadlines & Increased Employer Contributions

The current Furlough Scheme meets 80% of wage costs, but from August the government contributions will decrease each month and employer contributions will be increased to meet the 80% wage costs, before the Scheme finally closes at the end of October. The current Furlough Scheme will close to all new entrants from 30 June 2020. Employers who want to register new entrants to the old Furlough Scheme will need to do so by 10 June 2020. Open from 1 July 2020, the New Flexible Furlough Scheme gives employers greater flexibility to bring staff back on a part-time basis but still get government support. So, if you can only bring employees back for 2 days per week, the Scheme will reimburse you for the 3 days where no work is available. Only those employees who have been registered under the current Furlough Scheme can be transferred over to this new Flexible Furlough Scheme. Read more

Coronavirus SSP Rebate Scheme - Learn How to Make Your First Claims

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme opened for online claims from Tuesday 26 May 2020. This government Scheme is for employers who had a PAYE scheme on or before 28 February 2020 and less than 250 employees before this date. The... Read more