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GWA COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Information correct as of 9 June 2020 Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19. As an employer, we also have a legal responsibility to protect our staff, and others, from risk to their health and safety. You will have seen in our previous updates (Important Client Update COVID-19: Open for Business and […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 20 May 2020 – Statutory Sick Pay Claims open 26 May

The government will be refunding the cost of Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for small businesses, providing you have a PAYE payroll scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020 and you have up to 250 employees, again as at 28 February 2020. The repayment will cover up to 14 days […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 15 May 2020

This week saw announcements in relation to two key pillars of the government’s business support measures.  The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October, and the online application process for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opened on 13 May. It is worth noting the closing date […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 12 May 2020 – Furlough Extended Until End October

The Chancellor has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended for four months, until the end of October. It had been due to finish at the end of June. There will be no changes made to the details of the scheme until the end of July. From August there will be a number […]

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Be Vigilant to the Rise in Phishing Scams

We have always been an advocate of IT security and data protection. And now, the COVID-19 crisis has created a nirvana-like world for many scammers who see it as an opportunity to profit. In March the City of London Police reported a 400% increase in scams related to COVID-19 cashing in on people’s fears and […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Latest Update 3 July 2020 – Summary of Finance and Business Measures

This article summarises the business support measures the UK and Scottish governments, along with other NGBs and organisations have introduced as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Last updated 3 July: CJRS how to adjust for overclaims or underclaims made in error;  SEISS claims for second grant open 17 August For each measure we have […]


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VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for the Construction Industry – What You Need to Know

HMRC have announced that the introduction of the VAT Domestic Reverse Charge (reverse charge) for the construction industry has been postponed again. Originally, the reverse charge was to be implemented on 1 October 2019, but was pushed back 12 months until 1 October 2020. The government has now announced a further five-month delay to its […]