The Government’s furlough scheme allows for 80% of salary, up to £2,500, to be reclaimed by the employer per month.
Many companies are now taking advantage of this scheme in order to protect cash and ensure the longevity of the business when social distancing restrictions can be lifted later in the year, say tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg
David Hough a partner at the first said: “For many employees this is a far better outcome than losing their job altogether, maintaining a slightly reduced income and in all likelihood being able to return to the same place of work later.
“However, many families will still feel the impact of this over the next few months whether it be from being placed on furlough, reduced income from the Government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme or loss of income altogether.”
He added: “There are some things that many people can do to
One of Britain’s best-known businessmen, Ron Dennis CBE, has launched a major not-for-profit initiative to feed thousands of critical NHS workers with high quality meals over the next three months, enabling them to focus on saving lives and fighting COVID-19.
The nutritious and ready to eat meals will be made available free of charge to ICU teams, anaesthetic teams and A&E staff, who are unable to leave their clinical areas during their 12 hour shifts, which is the protocol being adopted by all COVID-19 designated hospitals. This service enables them to stay close to wards at all times without having to change out of protective clothing.
Delivering the initiative, called SalutetheNHS.org, has brought together a group of leading food, logistics, packaging and other specialists, and has mobilised a largescale, professional operation. The goal is to serve 1 million meals to key frontline NHS workers over the next three months,
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