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Employee Assistance Programmes

Employee Assistance Programmes

If you’ve noticed one thing during the last 12 months it will be that not everyone has coped well with enforced lockdowns and the impact of the pandemic on our lives and livelihoods. In fact many employers are reporting greater numbers of employee’s off...
Are you claiming COVID SSP under the Coronavirus SSP Rebate Scheme?

Are you claiming COVID SSP under the Coronavirus SSP Rebate Scheme?

Many employers are claiming COVID SSP back from the HMRC under the Coronavirus Rebate Scheme. Most often it is because they have had an employee self-isolate due to Coronavirus.  You can claim for employees after you have paid them SSP, not before. There is up to 14...
Why asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness

Why asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness

“Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto”. This is a phrase I have heard many times in the last 10 years. I even had it as a sign on my wall at one point. Its definitely something I need to remind myself of from time to time especially when I find myself expressing...
Coronavirus & Furlough FAQ for employees

Coronavirus & Furlough FAQ for employees

We thought you might find it useful if we did a Coronavirus FAQ looking at some of the popular questions, employee’s have of their employer during this time. What can I do for my employer of if I am furloughed? Very little. You can be asked to attend meetings...
Shielding after 2nd December- What employers need to know

Shielding after 2nd December- What employers need to know

Now that England is out of Lockdown 2.0 the belief that Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) employees should shield seems to have passed. This presents a number of issues for employers. Specifically that their employees may still feel uncomfortable coming to work,...
HMRC to crack down hard on Furlough fraud

HMRC to crack down hard on Furlough fraud

Now that the Government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme it is no surprise that they have released further guidance as to how they intend to tackle furlough fraud. There’s several ways in which furlough fraud can occur: It can be any amount the...