Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to close

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to close

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme will terminate on 17 March 2022. The original scheme was launched in May 2020 and closed in September 2021. The scheme enabled small and medium-sized

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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Two things employers should know today

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Two things employers should know today

Employers should be aware of a temporary change to the Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021, which took effect on 17 December. The change is part of the Government’s wider response to an increase in the number of cases

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SME employers confident in workforce expansion plans

SME employers confident in workforce expansion plans

Official research has found increasing confidence amongst SME employers, with 26% expecting to increase employee headcount in the coming year. The findings come from the Small Business Survey, carried out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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Employer pensions contributions and the 90-day rule

Employer pensions contributions and the 90-day rule

There are many important responsibilities that come with being an employer; one being to ensure that pensions contributions are paid on time. You must deduct the appropriate contributions from your employee’s salaries and pay those – alongside any employer contributions

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Three-tier system impact on businesses

Three-tier system impact on businesses

With the national lockdown having ended on 2 December, the Government has reintroduced the three-tier system across England. Compared to previously, the tiers are stricter this time around. Each alert level, (tier 1 = medium, tier 2 = high, tier

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Furlough scheme continues as lockdown confirmed

Furlough scheme continues as lockdown confirmed

As we face a second lockdown, the government has confirmed the continuation of the furlough scheme until  December 2020. New Coronavirus restrictions will take effect on 5 November 2020 and remain in place for four weeks, until 2 December 2020.

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‘Winter Economy Plan’ unveiled as Budget is scrapped

‘Winter Economy Plan’ unveiled as Budget is scrapped

Last month, the Chancellor unveiled his ‘Winter Economy Plan’ after scrapping plans to deliver an Autumn Budget this year. With ‘difficult winter months’ ahead, Rishi Sunak announced a handful of new business support measures. The hope, is that these will

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