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Coronavirus: Employers and Statutory Sick Pay…   We cover some of the details of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS) introduced as a result of Covid-19.   When is SSP due in relation to Coronavirus? Its important to divide employees into three categories affected by coronavirus. Those unavoidably absent from work before 13 March.....

Coronavirus: Furloughing and Job Retention Scheme –  Frequently Asked Questions…   How long will the scheme run for? The intention is for the scheme to run for at least three months from 1 March 2020 but it will extended if necessary.   How do I choose which staff are going on furlough? There must be....

Coronavirus: Self Employed Income Support Scheme –  Frequently Asked Questions…     I work in construction as a subcontractor. My site is still open, and I have been informed I should be attending work. I have no underlying health issues but do not feel safe attending site. Where do I stand? There has been no....

Coronavirus: Help for the Self Employed…   The government is expected to finalise details of a funding plan for self-employed workers on 26 March.   Details are to be confirmed but the initial outlook appears encouraging with the draft amendment suggesting that the government will ‘top’ up self-employed workers’ earnings to the lower of 80%....

Coronavirus: Business Support Measures Summary…   Since the budget on March 11, which contained various coronavirus related business support measures, there have been an unprecedented number of further announcements, extensions, and revisions. These are still being made daily and more are expected.   Our quick guide with links to the detail is laid out below,....

Coronavirus: Tax payment deferrals   On Friday 20 March the chancellor made a number of announcements, the most notable one being government support to cover up to 80% of employees wages where those employees were otherwise going to be laid off due to coronavirus. We’ve covered that in our blog here   However, several other....

Coronavirus: Job Retention Scheme…   On Friday 20 March the chancellor announced his latest measure as part of a wider attempt to reduce the economic impact of COVID-19. The government is offering support to cover up to 80% of an employee’s wages, where that employee would otherwise have been laid off due to coronavirus.  ....

Sowerby are remaining open but are also ensuring we are following the current government guidance. As such the majority of our workforce are working remotely but we want to make sure you have access to our services as and when they are required. Our team can work effectively from home and can also visit the....

Coping with Coronavirus: A Business Perspective…   With the World Health Organisation announcing that Europe is now the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Prime Minister announcing yesterday that everyone in the UK should avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to curb the virus, it seems likely that we will be well into....