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May 2020

COVID-19: Furlough scheme extended by four months

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is to be extended by four months to 31 October and employers will be able to bring back furloughed employees on a part-time basis, as part of the government’s plans to ‘re-open the economy’.

COVID-19: What are the options when furlough ends?

Although we still don’t know when lockdown restrictions will be lifted, it is worth organisations starting to plan for the end of the furlough period – particularly if you are unlikely to have a full workload to occupy your entire team.  We look at the options available to businesses when the furlough scheme finishes. 

COVID-19: Company cars and lockdown

As we enter another week of coronavirus lockdown HMRC have confirmed that company car drivers must still suffer a Benefit-in-Kind tax charge where they have access to private use of their vehicles.   We look at the implications for company car drivers. 

COVID-19: Self-employment Income Support Scheme eligibility checker now live

The self-employed can now check their eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). 

Working from home: what Directors can claim for

We look at the rules around what the Directors of owner managed businesses can claim for when their employees are working from home. 

COVID-19: What you can claim when working from home

The working from rules are not new but are certainly more relevant than ever as larger numbers of employees are required to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.