In October the government grant will be cut to 60% of wages up to a cap of £1,875. Employers will pay NI and pension contributions and 20% of wages to make up the 80% total up to a cap of £2,500. That's 23% of the gross employment costs the employer would have incurred had the employee not been furloughed. … [Read more...] about Employers to start paying share of furlough scheme
Self certification when self employed
'Our aim is to make it as easy, fast and simple as possible for anybody who needs to get a test to do so and since the start of our care home satellite testing programme we have delivered 613,000 test kits to 8,455 care homes and we are on our way to providing tests for every care home resident by early June.' … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis in care homes could be uncontrollable if staff are forced to self-isolate under government’s new test and trace system, Care England boss warns
They said: 'We strongly recommend monitoring and rapid research into adherence rates to all key behaviours and how to improve them, noting that based on DHSC tracker only around 50 per cent of people are currently reporting self-isolating for at least seven days when symptomatic with cough or fever.' … [Read more...] about Only HALF of Britons are self-isolating for two weeks when they get coronavirus symptoms, SAGE warns,
How many people are affected?There are more than five million self-employed people in the UK, earning an average of £781 a month. The number has risen fast since the financial crash of a decade ago. About 3.8 million of them may be covered by this scheme. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What help are self-employed getting from government?
The boss of the British Chambers of Commerce Adam Marshall said: “The extension of support for the self-employed will come as welcome relief for those who have seen their livelihoods impacted by the virus. It is right that this group continues to receive similar levels of support to those on PAYE.” … [Read more...] about Rishi Sunak praises The Sun for giving a voice to millions of self-employed workers as he extends help