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Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Paying Employees

Article ID
12221
Article Name
Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Paying Employees
Created Date
23rd June 2020
Product
IRIS PAYE-Master, Earnie, IRIS Earnie IQ, IRIS Payroll Business, IRIS Bureau Payroll, IRIS GP Payroll
Problem
Measures announced by the government affecting employee’s pay.
Resolution

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been subject to numerous changes; view this document for a summary some of those that are upcoming.


For product-specific instructions for processing furlough payments please see:

Summary of contribution changes
JulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Government contribution:
employer NICs and pension
contributions
YesNoNoNo
Government contribution:
wages
80% up to £2,50080% up to £2,50070% up to
£2,187.50
60% up to
£1,875
Employer contribution:
employer NICs & pension
contributions
NoYesYesYes
Employer contributions:
wages
10% up to
£312.50
20% up to
£625
Employee receives80% up to
£2,500 per
month
80% up to
£2,500 per
month
80% up to
£2,500 per
month
80% up to
£2,500 per
month

For full details on the up coming changes, click here


For information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and other initiatives to support businesses such as VAT deferral, see covid-19-support-for-businesses.

In the meantime, it is encouraging those who may face short term cash flow problems to consider if they qualify for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan.

See coronavirus business Interruption loan scheme


Coronavirus Job retention Scheme

The government has published detailed guidance.

For their full details click here


Changes to SSP

For details on changes to SSP please see:

https://www.iris.co.uk/support/knowledgebase/kb/12215/


Collection of DEAs issued by DWP suspended

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, DWP has confirmed that all DEAs issued by them, and processed via payroll should be suspended. For more information on this, please see:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/direct-earnings-attachments-an-employers-guide


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