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Other Government guidance and support for business, including furlough schemeOther Government guidance and support for business, including furlough scheme

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response. This is Government's more general advice on how it is responding to COVID-19.


Advice for businesses


Working safely

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) updated 9 November 2020. On helping employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the pandemic. Includes COVID-19 risk assessments which employers need to do and publish to be 'COVID-19 Secure'.

Guidance - Closing certain businesses and venues in England, updated 5 November 2020.

Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP - Podcast - returning to work, post-lockdown

HSE guidance - Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE guidance - Regulating occupational health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance - Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 29 September 2020.

 

Furlough scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - CJRS) and Job Support Scheme

Extension of furlough scheme to March 2021, news release 5 November 2020.

Treasury Direction on extension of furlough scheme, published 12 November 2020.

Anthony Collins legal briefings:

- Extended furlough; an upgrade or a refurb? published 6 November 2020.

- Extended furlough guidance - a birthday cake full of surprises?, published on 11 November 2020.

- The Government gives.... then takes away!, published on 16 November 2020.

News story, Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced, published 31 October 2020.

Check if you can claim the Job Support Scheme, published 30 October 2020.  NB This guidance was withdrawn on 1 November 2020 as the CJRS has been extended until December 2020.

Expansion of Job Support Scheme updated 12 October.  Now postponed. See above.

Collection, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, updated frequently.

Guidance - Check if you can claim the Job Retention Bonus from 15 February 2021, published 2 October 2020.

Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Schemeupdated 19 November 2020.

Step by step guide for employers to CJRS, updated 19 November 2020.

Guidance - Steps to take before calculating your claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, updated 10 November 2020.

HMRC links to getting help with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Direction from HM Treasury to HM Revenue and Customs (various) updated 14 October 2020.

COVID-19 Updates and briefings by Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP on various topics, including the CJRS and SSP.

Podcast by Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP on Flexible Furlough - How will it work?dated 17 June 2020.

Guidance - Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, updated 19 November 2020, which sets out how the scheme will operate, from the employee's perspective.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employers, undated, which considers selecting employees fairly for furlough or redundancy.

 

Financial support

Press release, Plan for Jobs: chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers, published 22 October 2020.

Policy paper, A Plan for Jobs 2020published 8 July 2020.

COVID-19: financial support for businesses, collection, updated frequently. Includes support for businesses affected by local restrictions.

Guidance: Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) Watch videos and register for the free webinars, updated 29 October 2020.

Guidance - Apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme, updated 2 November 2020.

Guidance - Apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan, updated 6 November 2020. This scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to apply for loans of up to £50,000.

Deferral of VAT payments due to coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 25 September 2020.

Guidance - Check which expenses are taxable if your employee works from home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 12 June 2020.

Guidance, Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, published 26 June 2020.


Workforce, annual leave, SSP, apprenticeships

Guidance - Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 10 November 2020.

SSP Online Claim Service through Government Gateway updated 29 May 2020.

Guidance - Holiday entitlement and pay during coronavirus (COVID-19), published 13 May 2020.

Guidance - Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus outbreak, updated 12 November 2020.



Self-employment

Self-employment income support scheme grant extension, updated 5 November 2020. Extends support from 1 November 2020.

Check if you can claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme, updated 24 November 2020. This scheme is for people who are self-employed or part of a partnership that has lost income due to the coronavirus outbreak and is subject to conditions. Includes details of second stage of support scheme.


Schools and Education

Guidance - Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak, updated 23 November 2020.

Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students, updated 22 September 2020.

Guidance - What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak, updated 12 November 2020.

Guidance - Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings. updated 6 November 2020. Whilst school is now mandatory for most pupils, this has been updated for reference in areas if and where local lockdowns become necessary.

The Department for Education's The Skills Toolkit online training courses help people furloughed or in lockdown acquire new skills. The course covers basic maths, computer coding, getting started online, digital skills, producing online content and online marketing.


Transport

Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020, gives vehicle owners a 6-month exemption if they were due an MOT between 30 March and 31 July.


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