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Furloughs, sick pay and helplines: HMRC is busy

A flurry of activity from HMRC has resulted in numerous communications from government today. The following items of information are now available:

1. Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

2. Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave ('furlough') because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

3. Work out 80% of your employees' wages to claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out how to calculate 80% of your employee’s wages, National Insurance Contributions and pension contributions if you've furloughed staff due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

4. Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to reclaim employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline

Find out how to contact HMRC if you’re a business or self-employed and need help and support with outstanding tax payments due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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