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18 May 2020

Contents Pages Summary – Government Guidance for Employers and Workplaces

The amount of information published from the Government in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while aiming to be helpful, is overwhelming and it can be difficult to find the right information.  Add to that, the information is being updated or moved on a regular basis and it can be very hard to find what you’re looking for. 

Here Embrace HR provides a summary of key information for employers (click on the website link to go directly to the relevant page), although there is a lot more in terms of funding and financial information (see the link to a summary under General Guidance or speak to your accountant for help in these matters.  If you don’t have a good accountant get in touch with us and we can provide referrals. 

Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme Information

On 12 May, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the CJRS scheme will be extended until the end of October. The scheme will continue in its current form until the end of July.  We can expect more information about the changes (where the employer will be expected to contribute towards the scheme) by the end of May. 

Summary links page:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Published & Last updated: 15.05.2020

 

Claim for wages summary Info:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

First published: 20.04.2020

Last updated: 14.05.2020

 

Check if you can claim for wage costs through the CRJS:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

First published: 26.03.2020

Last updated: 14.05.2020

 

Check which employees you can put on the CJRS:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-which-employees-you-can-put-on-furlough-to-use-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Published & Last updated: 14.05.2020

 

Working out 80% of wage costs:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/work-out-80-of-your-employees-wages-to-claim-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

First published: 17.04.2020

Last updated: 14.05.2020

 

Examples of 80% claims:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-examples-to-help-you-work-out-80-of-your-employees-wages

Published & Last updated: 14.05.2020

 

Reporting to the HMRC:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/reporting-payments-in-paye-real-time-information-from-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Published & Last updated: 23.04.2020

 

Help and support:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/get-help-with-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 

General Guidance, Employment Law & Related Matters

General guidance for employers and businesses about coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Rules & Legislation that have been temporarily relaxed:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rules-that-have-been-relaxed-to-help-businesses-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

 

If someone needs time of work (Link to ACAS website):

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus/time-off-work-to-look-after-someone

 

Apprenticeships:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response

 

Financial support for businesses:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/financial-support-for-businesses-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Contact HMRC:

https://www.gov.uk/contact-hmrc

 

Working Safely:

Making your workplace Covid-19 secure

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Published & Last updated: 11.05.2020

 

Risk Assessments for Covid-19 (Link to HSE website)

https://www.hse.gov.uk/simple-health-safety/risk/index.htm

 

Cleaning the workplace (non-healthcare settings)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings

First published: 26.02.2020

Last updated: 15.05.2020

 

Businesses that should remain closed:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance

First published: 23.03.2020

Last updated: 13.05.2020

 

For employees:

General guidance for employers and businesses about coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-and-support-for-employees-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme Information for employees

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

First published: 26.03.2020

Last updated: 14.05.2020

 

Contact Embrace HR for help and support with employment related matters in these challenging times - ring: 01204 292007 or email: info@embrace-hr.co.uk

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