Our handy weekly guide to help support you and your business and to share relevant information and guidance

Rules Relaxed to Help Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 was updated last week. This includes a delay to the implementation of the new IR35 rules, gender pay gap reporting, right to work checks, taxable expenses for employees working from home and annual leave. The others employment law changes that came in effect earlier this year do still apply. You’ll find more details here.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Schemes new portal for claiming furloughed workers wages is up and running and having made our first claim last week, found it very user friendly and straightforward to navigate. If you are yet to make a claim you’ll need to have the names of the employees you are claiming for and their National insurance numbers to hand.

Creative Website Ideas

Our web designers Giant Peach have created a FREE online series of webinars, events and general chats called Stay Peachy which share tips and ideas for your website, social media and branding that you might find useful and help with your current marketing strategy.


#RaiseTheBar is a national campaign to call on Government to expand the rateable value threshold for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses from £51,000 to any business with a rateable value up to and including £150,000. You can read more and support the campaign here.

Other Useful Websites

Trethowans Solicitors have a dedicated page for Covid-19 Advice for Businesses which shares business alerts, latest government advice and news.
Sarum Physio are a fabulous team of nine physiotherapists based in Salisbury, each with a specialist area of clinical expertise. As well as offering online consultations, they have been sharing some really useful information and articles on their Twitter feed around physical and mental health.

I hope you have found this weeks update useful and please get in touch if you need support or more advice.

Lynne and the TEAM at Personnel Placements