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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


Free Covid-19 Webinar

For guidance on all the changes introduced for Covid-19, register for one of our free webinars covering:

  • Latest updates and news from Parliament and the Government
  • New practices to follow within your payroll software, such as how to process SSP for the zero waiting days methodology
  • Updated HR advice and guidance such as working from home best practices or how to carry on with recruitment
  • Rules and best practices for self-isolation using technology to enhance your working from home requirements
  • Tips on home working

To check dates/times and register for free, click here.

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