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Advice from Lawgistics: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees who are self-isolating

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Lawgistics have recently had enquiries regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) with particular interest relating to employees who are self-isolating. To qualify for SSP an employee must: Earn an average o…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support: JRS closes and Job Support Scheme opens

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme closes on 31 October and businesses will need to make any final claims on or before 30 November. The Job Support Scheme will open on 1 November, with claims openin…

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Advice from Lawgistics: making redundancies during the pandemic

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A recent ACAS survey commissioned by YouGov has reported that 1 in 3 employers are likely to make redundancies over the next 3 months. Of the key points: 6 out of 10 large businesses said they were l…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Job Support Scheme changes and template agreement

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

On Thursday 22nd October the Chancellor made two important announcements in respect of the furlough successor, the Job Support Scheme. To qualify for a grant under this scheme, an eligible employee is…

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When is a van a car?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have forwarded details of a ruling issued by the Court of Appeal which means that some crewcab vans are to be treated as cars for benefit-in-kind purposes. Court. In …

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HMRC: tax relief for WFH expenses

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

If you’ve asked your employees to work from home, and you’ve not reimbursed them already, your employees may be entitled to claim tax relief on additional household expenses they’ve incurred, such as …

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Ben extends its services to support automotive people who face job losses

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Automotive charity, Ben, is now providing support to industry people who have lost their jobs and who are at risk of losing their jobs. Ben has seen a 52% increase in requests for support from April-S…

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Job Retention Bonus: clarification of the scheme from Lawgistics

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Back in July 2020 the government announced that, for every employee who was on furlough at some point and was in continuous employment until the end of January 2021, a bonus of £1,000 would be paid. T…

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Job Support Scheme: Lawgistics explain the sheme

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

A successor to the furlough scheme was much anticipated by many. It has been announced that the Job Support Scheme will come into effect immediately after the current flexible furlough scheme ends. Th…

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Advice from Ben on mental health

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Health is made up of two parts, physical health (our body) and mental health (our mind - how we think and feel). They’re linked, so if something changes in one, it affects the other. Our wellbeing - h…

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ICO: Responding to the challenges of COVID-19

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Throughout COVID-19, the ICO has been offering practical support on new data protection questions that the pandemic has asked of organisations. Whether you are a local business or a government departm…

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What to do if an employee has symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid-19: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

With the Test and Trace service having been heavily criticised, and large numbers of people self isolating for different reasons, Lawgistics have received many enquiries on how to keep the workplace s…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that came into effect on 1 October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and con…

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COVID-19 Protective Measures: Automotive Aftermarket Sector Industry Guidance and Best Practice

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

The third edition of this guidance has just been issued with updates on the wearing of face coverings in customer-facing settings. During this unprecedented time, companies of all sizes are being chal…

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NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. The app was…

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Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor has announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead as we continue to tackle…

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HMRC webinars: Changes to the Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 September mean that employers will need to fund 10% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their…

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Preparing for retirement: advice from Ben

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

More people in the UK are saving into a pension scheme than ever before, thanks to the introduction of auto enrolment in 2012. But, did you know that up to 35% of UK adults still don’t have a pension?…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support: Changes to Job Retention Scheme

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) came into effect from 1 September. HMRC will now pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours furloughed employees do …

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Self-isolating after returning to the UK: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

As we should all be aware, those who visit a country or territory that is not on the UK’s travel corridor list will need to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK. With the UK’s travel corr…

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Coping with grief: Support available from Ben

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

In the lead up to National Grief Awareness Day this coming Sunday, Ben is sharing advice on how people can look after themselves and others during a bereavement, which, whether expected or a complete …

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HMRC webinar: expense claims from employees working from home

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

HMRC have organised webinars to assist employers who, over the past few months, have asked employees to work from home – sometimes providing mobile phones and internet access to help them. For more in…

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COVID-19 Support: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

As part of the government’s commitment to supporting the self-employed through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HMRC have developed a new webinar to explain the range of financial support that may…

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New type approval legislation gets go ahead in UK

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

One of the key pieces of legislation that the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has lobbied for over the past few years has been Type Approval Regulation (EU) 2018/858. This key pie…

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Lateness in the workplace - advice from Lawgistics

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Employers are within their rights to expect all employees to be punctual, but as we are all aware, there are times when arriving late for work cannot be avoided. However, for those employees with a te…

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HMRC Job Retention Scheme updates

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Job Retention Bonus Employers will be able to claim a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee they have previously received a grant for under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and who …

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Furlough fraud and other transgressions

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

As could only be expected, HMRC is already hot on cases of the furlough scheme abuse. A businessman from Solihull was recently arrested in connection with a £495,000 furlough fraud investigation. The …

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Glen Callum redefines aftermarket recruitment process for IAAF members

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is redefining the recruitment process for IAAF members, with a number of new initiatives, such as recorded candidate video in…

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Ben: Support for life

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Ben are focussing on the need for people to build connections. Human beings all have basic needs for food and shelter, but also for a sense of belonging to a group - a need to form relationships. Rese…

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COVID-19: Flexible Furlough Agreement - free templates from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

It is the suggestion of Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline partner, that employers should ask employees to sign a flexible furlough agreement or to state their acceptance in writing. This will avoi…

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Mitigating the cost of untaken holiday

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have sent through some advice for businesses to help manage and void staff shortages as employees start to return to work, when the company could be facing a backlog …

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Back to Business webinars from Boswells

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Boswell Aftermarket have produced a series of webinars to help businesses reopen workplaces: The Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions that come with it have caused immense pressure for b…

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HMRC COVID-19 Update: Job Retention Bonus

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The Chancellor has now announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that have used the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for each furlo…

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COVID-19: financial scams and cyber security

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Cyber fraud and security for businessesCriminals are taking advantage of Coronavirus and the package of measures to support people and businesses announced by the Government. They text, email or phone…

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HMRC Guidance: Reporting payments in PAYE Real Time Information from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

See below for information on how and when to report payments to HMRC made to employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme using the PAYE Real Time Information system. If you have not yet submi…

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COVID-19: Annual leave whilst on furlough

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

IAAF legal helpline provider Lawgistics have summarised information received regarding annual leave for employees who have been furloughed as It is coming up to holiday season and naturally, employees…

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COVID-19: Sources of information and advice

Date: Friday 29 May 2020

IAAF members may find the following links useful sources of information on various subjects relating to COVID-19. The list will be updated on a regular basis. General advice from government on how to …

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Claiming for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

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). You’ll need to: check that b…

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COVID-19: Easy read guide to the coronavirus and actions to take

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Public Health England have produced an easy-toread guide which sums up what to look for, what actions to take and who to notify and when. Click on the link below to download and print the guide. C…

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Help available from Ben for those affected by coronavirus

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

As is to be expected, Ben is seeing an increase in demand for their support, both online and over the phone, and are working to assist those affected by the current situation.   They have created a Co…

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Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides further information fo…

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Workplace 'social distancing' to become law in Wales amid worker concerns for safety

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The ,Welsh Government is to enforce 'social distancing' at work with a law requiring employers to abide by the two metre rule where "reasonable". Up to now businesses have been advised to keep…

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COVID - 19: How do I inform employees they are to be put on Furlough Leave?

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Lawgistics have already seen a keen interest from companies interested in utilising the recently announced Job Retention Scheme, for many it appears the only viable option of saving the jobs. Whilst…

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COVID-19: A letter to everyone from Ben

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The automotive charity Ben has sent out the following open letter: There&rsquo,s no doubt that we&rsquo,re in unusual and challenging times. The Coronavirus is affecting everyone&rsquo,s lives - both…

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COVID-19: To Furlough or not to Furlough

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Everyone is talking about furlough, but what does it mean, who will benefit, is commission included and how will it be paid? , IAAF Service Support Partner, Lawgistics, have developed a quick Q&am…

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Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years, under measures introduced by Business Secretar…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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COVID-19: Emergency government funding available to businesses

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

As the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many businesses say they are teetering on the brink as revenues plunge following the stay at home advice. Fortunately, emergency funding of £330…

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COVID-19: Advice for employers from Lawgistics on sick-pay and self-isolation

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has produced the following advice for employers with regard to the Coronavirus. Over the coming months Lawgistics will be issuing legal updates specific…

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COVID-19: Advice to employers from Lawgistics regarding redundancies and layoffs

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Lawgistics have developed some FAQs for businesses considering redundancies. Because of the coronavirus situation, can I make my staff redundant? If you are in the regrettable position intending to cl…

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