Employees working from home during COVID-19 – What about extra costs?
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, many employees are having to work remotely from home, so can they claim anything for extra costs incurred on things such as heating and lighting during this time?
COVID-19 Update: Placing Employees on Furlough
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the UK Government has introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The scheme is expected to be in place for three months from 1 March 2020 and aims to support employers and their employees during this current time of crisis.
Coronavirus Update Hub
As the COVID-19 crisis causes significant worry and uncertainty, the Naylor Wintersgill team are here to help all our clients through these challenging times. You can view all our latest COVID-19 factsheets and information in our news section.
COVID-19 Update: 02.04.2020 MOT Extensions but vehicle must be kept safe to drive
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Government has released guidance on cars, vans and motorcycles which are due an MOT on or after 30 March 2020. Information currently announcement on the Government website states that “your car, motorcycle, light van or other light vehicle’s MOT expiry date will be automatically extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after Monday 30 March 2020. This means that your vehicle will still have a valid MOT certificate for an extra 6 months.” There are currently different rules for MOT tests for lorries, buses and trailers.
COVID-19 and Employees Annual Leave
Under measures introduced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on 27 March, the Government is set to amend legislation to allow workers annual leave to be carried over into the next 2 years. Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now, under the new regulations, be able to carry up to 4 weeks of unused leave into the next 2 leave years.
COVID-19 Update – Universal Credit and other welfare benefits
During these unprecedented times, help is available from the Government in the form of various welfare benefits for people with little or no income in order to support them, and the rules regarding certain benefits have been relaxed due to the Coronavirus crisis. Our team have put together a handy factsheet as at 30th March 2020 to provide you with some details of the help available including Universal Credit and other benefits.
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