There were 57 Government updates issued on Friday 10th July. Park City’s team have reviewed and listed the updates that we feel are the most relevant to Business owners and Managers. This will save you time reviewing each one.
If you need further assistance with any related issues as a result of reading these updates please call us. To all of our clients, your lead HR or H&S consultant will be in touch. We are currently prioritising COVID-19 business remote audits to ensure you are all returning to work safely. With the increasing number of business operations being compromised due to track and trace depleting their staff numbers as a result of forced Isolation, it’s critical that you follow the guidance. If in any doubt, call Park City for guidance. Lean on us, we are here to help relieve some of the pressure for you.
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The latest update to include;
Shops and branches – Updated to include guidance on mass gatherings in the workplace (section 1.1). Review the updated guidance on the Gov.uk website
Updated content on considering group sizes (including the position for early years settings which provide care for both those under and over the age of 5.
Added information on the opening of indoor sports facilities, and when providers will be able to use these venues.
Providers should only be operating in premises legally able to open. Refer to the updated guidance on the gov.uk website.
Added guidance on organising outdoor sport and physical activity events. Refer to the updated guidance on the Gov.uk website.
Find out if you can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for individuals who are not employees. Refer to the guidance on the Gov.uk website.
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Adjusted text to add clarity to ‘Paying employee taxes and pension contributions’ section and added wording to section on employee rights to make it clear that you can continue to claim for a furloughed employee who is serving a statutory notice period. Refer to the updated guidance on the Gov.uk website.
Decide the length of your claim period, find out what to include when calculating wages and work out your employees’ usual and furloughed hours before you calculate how much you can claim.
The wording has been added to make it clear that HMRC will not decline or seek repayment of any grant based solely on the particular choice between fixed or variable approach to calculating usual hours, as long as a reasonable choice is made.
Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Adjusted text to add clarity to ‘Paying employee taxes and pension contributions’ section and added wording to section on employee rights to make it clear that you can continue to claim for a furloughed employee who is serving a statutory notice period. Refer to updated guidance on the Gov.uk website.
Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave (‘furlough’) because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Information added about employers being able to continue to claim for employees while they are serving a statutory notice period. Refer to the updated guidance on the Gov.uk website.
Work out how much you have to pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough, how much you can claim for employer National Insurance contributions and pension contributions and how much you can claim back.
Updated to show that the calculator can now be used to work out what you can claim for in a claim period ending on or before 31 August. A link has also been added to a new full example for August, and the ‘Working how much you can claim for employer National Insurance contributions has been updated to make it clear what steps to take if your employee’s pay period goes beyond 30 June. Refer to updated guidance on the Gov.uk website.
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.
Added easy read and translated versions. Also added a note that this guidance applies to England only, and 3 links to the guidance in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Refer to the updated guidance on the Gov.uk website.
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