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Published on 22 April 2020
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Watch an HMRC webinar to learn more about the support available to you and your staff with the coronavirus. 

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Published on 22 April 2020
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The online claim service is open. If you are an employer with furloughed staff (including if you are the director of your own limited company), here we tell you how to access the system and what you will need to do to make your claim. 

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Published on 17 April 2020
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We have received many questions over the last few weeks as to how the Job Retention Scheme applies if you work through an agency, an umbrella company or your own limited company, inside and outside the public sector.

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Published on 17 April 2020
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More employees will be able to receive support through the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) after the Chancellor extended the eligibility date to 19 March 2020. Individuals originally had to be employed on February 28 2020.

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Published on 15 April 2020
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Lots of people are finding they need to make a claim for universal credit (UC) at the moment. This means that DWP are receiving a very high volume of claims. Since 16 March, DWP have received more than a million new claims for UC, a significant increase on the number of claims they would usually receive at this time of year.

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Published on 14 April 2020
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We regularly receive queries via our website. We do not give advice, but we try to signpost sources of further information and support. Some of the replies might be useful to others, so occasionally we will post them anonymously as ‘question and answer’ news items. We have received a question recently from someone who is on minimum wage, but has been 'furloughed'.

Published on 9 April 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed HMRC’s announcement that the tax authority are setting up an online 'whistle-blower' service for workers to use to report employers who abuse the system.

Published on 9 April 2020
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Self-employed people yet to submit their 2018/19 self assessment tax return have until 23 April 2020 or risk missing-out on potential financial support from the Government during the COVID-19 outbreak, says the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

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Published on 9 April 2020
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HMRC are reminding parents of newborns that they are still able to claim child benefit even though they cannot register the child’s birth because the General Register Office is currently closed.

Below, we explain briefly about child benefit and what you need to do to claim.

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Published on 8 April 2020
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⚠️ Please note this information is changing rapidly due to information being published by GOV.UK and HMRC – we recommend that you also check our coronavirus guidance for up to date information