Full details of how we can help you around COVID-19 / Coronavirus is available on our special page (www.frenchduncan.co.uk/covid-19) which you can access by clicking here. We will be keeping all our information updated as things progress and schemes are clarified, so please check back regularly, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn to keep informed of all the changes.
The below blog refers specifically to Furlough and Holidays, if you haven't yet read our 10 Step Guide to Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme, we'd recommend doing that first by clicking here. You can also access our FREE TEMPLATE documents all about furloughing staff by clicking here.
COVID-19 HR: Holiday and Furlough - Friend or Foe?
Written Thursday 2nd April, updated 5pm Monday 20th April 2020.
Holiday and furlough: friend or foe? The very simple answer is we don’t yet know.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is widely acknowledged as a lifeline for many businesses, and is hugely welcome in the current crisis. However, the position with holidays and furlough has remained a bit of a mystery until the HMRC’s most recent update to their guidance.
Below is the current position on holidays and furlough - this comes with a slight health warning in that the HMRC have slightly ominously stated in their guidance “During this unprecedented time, we are keeping the policy on holiday pay during furlough under review”:
There are some other non-furlough holiday related points which may be of interest to employers:
Like many areas just now, holidays will very much be a moving feast for the foreseeable but we will keep you updated with developments.
How French Duncan can help
The French Duncan HR team are on hand to help you in implementing furlough and other measures to survive the current crisis.
If you would like to arrange a free telephone consultation with our HR team or discuss resources available, please contact 0141 221 2984 and we will direct you to our team.
Points of contact:
For more information on the various others issues and assistance available around COVID-19 / Coronavirus, please visit https://www.frenchduncan.co.uk/covid-19/, which now includes some FREE TEMPLATES for Furloughing staff.
Here you will find information HMRC deferrals, business loans including Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (“CBILS”), personal tax & self-assessment, debt assistance & restructuring and much more. You can also find contact details of the key staff able to help you further.