As you will be all too aware, we are currently in lockdown number 3 due to Covid-19 and the attempts to lower the infection rate.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “Scheme”) has been tweaked several times over the last few months, in line with our response to the pandemic. The Scheme is currently due to expire on 30 April 2021 and, until that point, employers are able to furlough employees on a full or part time basis (provided that certain conditions have been met). Employers can claim 80% of a furloughed employee’s usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
HMRC has now updated their guidance to confirm that an employee can be furloughed, if they are unable to work, including from home or working reduced hours because they:
This provides welcome clarification that parents who stay at home to look after school age children may be furloughed. However, it is not mandatory for employers to furlough such employees.
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Thanks to both, Alison and Kelly, for all your help throughout the process. The way you dealt with my case was just what I needed in times of stress. I will not hesitate to use you in future for any other matters and I will recommend your firm to anyone that needs it.
As always your service was exemplary. I have the confidence that you deal with matters as if they were your own interests
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