Following the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday, please see the link below to the current help available for employers:
You will find information and links here on various possible loans and grants that will be available to employers, plus information on furloughing staff (the ability to do this is dependent on your staff contracts*), paying SSP etc. Not all mechanisms are in place as yet, but they will be as soon as HMRC are able to facilitate them.
*With regards to staff contracts, you must have a short time working or lay-off clause in place; if you do not, please contact us as we can help with this.
VAT and payroll returns still have to be filed within the usual HMRC deadlines; there are proposals to help employers with deferment of payment etc. but we would strongly advise that if you can pay, you do so to avoid problems later in the year, as there will come a time when we will all have to catch up. HMRC have also brought back their Time To Pay options, but bear in mind that you will be asked to pay by DD at intervals determined by HMRC.
During these difficult times we are staggering our working hours at the JSO offices, so there may only be one person on site as others are working from home. We ask that where you can, you email your usual account handler rather than calling and we will get back to you as soon as we can and will call you if necessary, so please ensure that your contact numbers are included in the email.
Rest assured, we will do our utmost to continue to maintain our service for all of our clients, but we are very mindful of the government advice and the safety of our staff is our priority. We will of course update you as soon as we have further information.
Let us all work together so that we all stay safe. Our best wishes to you all.
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