The FCSA has demanded immediate answers from the government regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the impact on agency and umbrella workers. There are still many issues that need clarity to ensure over 600,000 contractors gain access to financial support through the CJRS.
New legislation came into effect on 6th April 2020 that requires all agency workers to be given a Key Information Document (KID) before agreeing to work with an employment business – as part of Regulation 13A of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
As a way of supporting businesses and employees throughout the UK during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, the government has unveiled the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). You are now able to claim using this scheme, as the system went live on Monday 20th April.
Umbrella companies will provide you with an illustration to give you an idea of what your take home pay is likely to be after all relevant deductions have been made. While these illustrations are as accurate as possible, it is important to remember that they are only examples, and your actual take home may differ slightly.
According to the Office of National Statistics, less than 30% of the UK’s workforce have experienced working from home for themselves (data before the COVID-19 pandemic). However, as the threat of coronavirus has forced the government to implement a UK-wide lockdown, these figures have soared as millions of workers have been told they must work from home for the foreseeable…