Covid 19 ISA-UK Signpost updates 

 

The following is a resumé of email postings to all Members of ISA-UK for up to Friday 3rd July 2020 including other information that ISA-UK believes to be helpful to the Sign and Graphic industry while Coronavirus affects every aspect of our working lives.

All information is published in good faith.

Full copies of the email are available upon request to ask@uksigns.org. Please advise the date(s) of the emails you would like copies of.

Kind regards

David Catanach
Director

COVID 19 ISA-UK Signpost Update – 3rd July 2020

Dear Colleagues and Members,

We know that this is a challenging time for everyone. We do not have all the answers, but we are committed to providing you with accurate, relevant, and timely resources that you will need as you navigate through the uncertainty ahead.

Even if some of the detail here is not immediately relevant to a business in the sign and graphics industry, the information may affect and be relevant under other circumstances such as for a family member or friend.

A summary of updates posted during the week will be uploaded to the ISA-UK website https://uksigns.org/

We would remind members that if they feel that they have information that should be shared and made known to other members or there are issues that require clarification, please contact me and we will try to accommodate you as much as we can.

 

Kind regards

David Catanach

Director

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates published 26th June to 3rd July 2020

Applying for a moratorium under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Page summary
How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company, under measures to support companies and other types of business in financial difficulty.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 26 June 2020

Pay Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants back

Page summary
Find out how to pay all or some of your grant back if you’ve overclaimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:58am, 26 June 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Check if you can claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and find out how to claim.

Change made
Pay Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants back page added.

Time updated
9:59am, 26 June 2020

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added a link in the ‘If you make an error when claiming’ section to a new page called ‘Pay Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants back’ which tells you how to pay back the grant to HMRC if you’ve overclaimed through the scheme.

Time updated
9:59am, 26 June 2020

Government introduces legislation to relieve burden on businesses and support economic recovery

Page summary
The government has introduced the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill in Parliament.

Change made
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill received royal assent on 25 June and is now an Act.

Time updated
10:27am, 26 June 2020

Rules that have been relaxed to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

Page summary
A list of the rules that have been temporarily relaxed to make it easier for businesses to continue working through the disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added information about changes to corporate insolvency and governance rules.

Time updated
11:38am, 26 June 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill receives royal assent

Page summary
New measures will help to relieve the burden on businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:01pm, 26 June 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Page summary
How the measures introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act will affect your filings at Companies House.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:02pm, 26 June 2020

Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers

Page summary
Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for our customers and protect the welfare of our employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 came into effect on 26 June 2020. Companies and other types of business registered at Companies House will get more time to file accounts. Link added to guidance.

Time updated
2:32pm, 26 June 2020

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

Change made
A new YouTube video has been added about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, including flexible furloughing.

Time updated
4:32pm, 26 June 2020

Government unveils £200 million package to help innovative businesses bounce back

Page summary
The Sustainable Innovation Fund will help companies recovering from the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) keep their cutting-edge projects and ideas alive.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 27 June 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill receives royal assent

Page summary
New measures will help to relieve the burden on businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Other measures came into effect on Saturday 27 June with secondary legislation. We’ll publish more guidance for private companies and other company types in due course.

Time updated
9:32am, 29 June 2020

Major changes to insolvency law come into force

Page summary
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act has received Royal Assent and came into force on 26 June 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:06pm, 29 June 2020

Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020

Page summary
Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020.

Change made
Added information that MOT extensions will only be applied for MOTs due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020. Added information on what to do if your MOT is due on or after 1 August 2020.

Time updated
1:48pm, 29 June 2020

Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August

Page summary
Move will help ensure that vehicles are kept safe to drive.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:52pm, 29 June 2020

Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

Page summary
Find out how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages.

Change made
The following sections have been updated 1.2 Goverment support for self-employed people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) – survey results and 3.5 Tax credits – SMS campaign.

Time updated
2:13pm, 29 June 2020

More firms can now benefit from the Future Fund

Page summary
More start-ups and innovative firms will be able to apply for investment from the government’s Future Fund from today (Tuesday 30 June).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 30 June 2020

Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses

Page summary
Local authorities have received and distributed funding to support small and medium businesses in England during coronavirus.

Change made
Data updated as of 28 June.

Time updated
9:09am, 30 June 2020

HM Treasury coronavirus (COVID-19) business loan scheme statistics

Page summary
HMT management information about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Future Fund Scheme.

Change made
Updated with new figures for: CBILS, CLBILS, BBLS, Future Fund.

Time updated
9:30am, 30 June 2020

Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave (‘furlough’) because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Page updated with information on eligibility for claims before 1 July 2020. Also added new information on holiday pay that tells employers that flexibly furloughed employees can be recorded as on furlough during time spent on holiday.

Time updated
8:00am, 1 July 2020

Check if you can claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Page updated with information that employee taxes and pension contribution payments must be paid directly to HMRC. Also added information on holiday pay that flexibly furloughed employees can be recorded as on furlough during time spent on holiday.

Time updated
8:01am, 1 July 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing.

Change made
Information box updated to say you can now submit claims for periods starting on or after 1 July.

Time updated
8:01am, 1 July 2020

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
The page has been updated with information about what to do if you have claimed too much and do not plan to make another claim.

Time updated
8:01am, 1 July 2020

Find examples to help you calculate your employees’ wages

Page summary
Check examples to help you calculate your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’re claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
Page updated with a new example of calculating an employee’s average hours for a variable hours employee who takes statutory adoption leave in 2019/20.

Time updated
8:01am, 1 July 2020

Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
Page updated with eligibility information for claims before 1 July.

Time updated
8:02am, 1 July 2020

Steps to take before calculating your claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Decide the length of your claim period, find out what to include when calculating wages and work out your employees’ usual and furloughed hours before you calculate how much you can claim.

Change made
Page updated with information on holiday pay that employees can be recorded as on furlough during time spent on holiday. Also added information on how to calculate furloughed hours for different sets of circumstances.

Time updated
8:02am, 1 July 2020

Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Calculate how much you have to pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough, how much you can claim for employer NICs and pension contributions and how much you can claim back.

Change made
Page updated with information about how to treat statutory payments received in the claim period.

Time updated
8:02am, 1 July 2020

Pay Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants back

Page summary
Find out how to pay all or some of your grant back if you’ve overclaimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
Welsh translation has been added.

Time updated
9:02am, 1 July 2020

The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020

Page summary
How the measures introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 will affect your filings at Companies House.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:16am, 1 July 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill receives royal assent

Page summary
New measures will help to relieve the burden on businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Link added to guidance for private companies and other company types on the changes that came into effect on Saturday 27 June.

Time updated
11:44am, 1 July 2020

Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers

Page summary
Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for our customers and protect the welfare of our employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Link added to guidance for private companies and other company types on the changes that came into effect on Saturday 27 June.

Time updated
11:45am, 1 July 2020

Flexible furlough scheme starts today

Page summary
Businesses will have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part time from today as part of the government’s plan to re-open the UK and kick-start our economy.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:25pm, 1 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work

Page summary
Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added that interviews and assessments will be done by telephone. You should only go to a jobcentre when asked to do so.

Time updated
4:22pm, 2 July 2020

Page summary
The VAT payments deferral scheme ended on 30 June 2020 as previously set out.

Change made
Information about the VAT payments deferral scheme ending on 30 June 2020 has been added.

Time updated
4:04pm, 1 July 2020

Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Page summary
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.

Change made
New examples for how a business could be adversely affected by coronavirus have been added.

Time updated
10:30am, 2 July 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers

Page summary
This guide explains the information that employers need to provide to claim for their employees’ wages.

Change made
Updated Welsh language version with more information about flexible furlough and overpayments.

Time updated
1:47pm, 2 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work

Page summary
Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added that interviews and assessments will be done by telephone. You should only go to a jobcentre when asked to do so.

Time updated
4:22pm, 2 July 2020