Streets Chartered Accountants provide details of changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including the introduction of flexible furlough in its latest business support update.
As well as changes to the scheme, the firm also highlight the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme with the opportunity for a second application, provide an update on Statutory Sick Pay and look at the tax consequences of foregoing bonuses and dividends during the pandemic.
As car showrooms start to open up again, the firm consider whether for company car drivers the time might be right to consider an electric vehicle as their next choice.
Following on from this it also covers the announcement of the introduction of the Governments new £40 million Clean Growth Fund to supercharge green start-ups.
In the latest edition of the Streets HR Update, provided by Beststart Human Resources, the firm covers the NHS test and trace service and what it means for employers, along with further guidance on statutory sick pay and furlough in light of recent announcements.
Streets are also continuing to highlight initiatives that its clients are currently undertaking to help deal with the impact of COVID-19 and this week Bedford Foodbank is in the spotlight.
Bedford Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
The team, which has experienced unprecedented demand for its service, has received special recognition from the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire for its sterling efforts during COVID-19.