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
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
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).
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
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
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.
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