Coronavirus (COVID 19) - Updated 23/03/2020
Update Coronavirus (COVID 19)
Unfortunately the Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation/guidance is changing daily. (Last updated 23rd March 2020)
The Government announced on Friday 20th March 2020 that a grant of up to 80% of wages to a maximum of £2500.00 per month would be available to people who are at risk of losing their jobs. (Job retention scheme)
To date it is unclear if this will apply to Employers of Nannies or Domestic Staff.
Please see the exact wording published on the government website https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-chancellor-rishi-sunak-provides-an-updated-statement-on-coronavirus
Way2paye are working tirelessly to find the answers to all your questions. The government, although working hard to support us still need to be clear on how they will support our sector.
Please see guidance below known to date:
• If your Employee/Nanny self-isolates due to having symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) they may be entitled to 2 weeks statutory sick pay from day one instead of the usual day four (this is currently £94.25 per week, for a maximum of 28 weeks). Way2paye should be able to claim two weeks back for Clients, however details how to claim are still to be confirmed.
• If your Employee/Nanny cannot work due to their own childcare needs payments are at your discretion, good will practice is to pay as usual.
• Likewise if you or a member of your family have to self-isolate due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) you must pay your Employee/Nanny as usual and ask them not to come to work.
Further details on the Coronavirus (COVID 19) can be found at https://www.gov.uk
HMRC have a dedicated help line for small employers due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) regarding any concerns about paying tax liabilities. 0800 0159 559
Please notify us immediately if you have any changes to your payroll this month.
We hope that the above information helps in this unfortunate situation that everyone is experiencing. Please Stay Safe!