Sickness absence and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic

Sickness absence and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic As the economy has begun to reopen we have seen Covid-19 cases rising in Northern Ireland in recent weeks to their highest levels since January. This recent surge in cases has left …

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Fifth and Final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant

Fifth and Final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant Self-employed individuals/members of partnership’s should now be able to apply for the Fifth and Final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant that covers the period from May 2021 to September 2021. …

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New Scheme launched to tackle unemployment for young people

  The department of communities has launched a new scheme in order to provide funding for employers to create new job opportunities. This scheme is targeted to help young people aged 16-24 who are at risk of long-term unemployment by providing …

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Is a four day week working smart?

Is a four day week working smart? After the past year of uncertainty, with the pandemic causing disruption and added stress to our lives, many organisations are now bringing employees back into the office where we find ourselves stepping into …

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Furlough has finished, what’s the next steps?

Now that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has officially ended as of 30 September 2021, many employers with furloughed employees are trying to figure out their next steps. The big question is how to manage their employees return to …

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Local Property Tax (LPT) Renewal

The Land Property Tax for residential properties in the ROI is up for renewal this year. LPT is a self assessed tax. This means that a self assessed value of your property at 1st November 2021 is required and this …

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Health and Social Care Levy

In order to increase funds for the National Health Service a new tax was announced in September 2021 and has plans to be implemented at the beginning of the next tax year. National Insurance contributions will see an increase of …

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As we try to ease back into ‘normality’ the Government has been implementing a phased withdrawal of the employee financial support package that has been in place to assist businesses during the pandemic. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Coronavirus Job …

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COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Capital Grant

  Invest Northern Ireland is running a second call for applications to the COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Capital Grant (EECG).   DEADLINE: Deadline for applying is 5pm on Monday 13th September 2021. What is it? EECG helps businesses recover from COVID-19 …

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Northern Ireland High Street Voucher Scheme

  Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons Has Said that Northern Ireland’s High Street Voucher Scheme will open on 27th September 2021 for applications.   What is it: Every Adult in Northern Ireland, over the age of 18 will be eligible to …

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