APH Accountants Covid-19 Business Support Update 17/04/20
|IMPORTANT APH Accountants Announcement – PLEASE TAKE 2 MINUTES TO READ |
Morning all, well we all know we are in lockdown until the 7th of May at least! On the upside Phase 2 of the dash for the cash starts Monday!
This is a brief newsletter in connection with the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme.
For any client we run payroll services for please note that the portal for making the first of the claims will be open on Monday 20th April 2020.
WE NEED YOUR BANK DETAILS IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO MAKE THE CLAIM ON YOUR BEHALF
NO BANK DETAILS = NO CLAIM
As part of the process of making the claim HMRC requires all your payroll information by employee, plus a number of other things.
We have all of this information, but we do not have everyone’s bank details. We will not be able to make a claim on your behalf without your bank details.
PLEASE SEND YOUR BANK DETAILS TO PAYROLL@APHACCOUNTANTS.CO.UK AND NOT TO ME – OR CALL US ON 0151 630 4542
Information we require:
The Name on your Bank Account
Your Sort Code
Your Bank Account Number
Please note the following:
Until the portal opens a number of things still remain unclear
At the moment we are unsure on what periods can be claimed – we are not sure if we are claiming per payroll run and therefore need to make multiple claims per employer or one claim can cover multiple payroll runs.
Furlough claims should not be made prior to the 16th March unless you can prove you had no work in relation to Covid-19 – the reason being that the government only made the furlough announcement in that week.
If you require a Furlough claim dated from 1st March please let us know otherwise we will assume the earliest claim date as the 16th March or from any other date after the 16th March you have informed us of. The overall Furlough period is 1st March to 31st May 2020. So multiple claims will be required for the next few months. Furlough calculations previously made for variable paid staff may have been based on average earnings over a 12-week period. This may need changing in light of new guidance basing the claim on an average earnings over a 12 month period (or from an employee’s start date) or alternatively on the same pay period last year.
WE ARE BASING THE FURLOUGH CLAIMS ON INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED US WITH – IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHECK WHO WE ARE CLAIMING FOR ON YOUR BEHALF AND THE FURLOUGH DATE FROM THEN PLEASE LET US KNOW BEFORE WE STARTING MAKING THE CLAIMS ON MONDAY PLEASE NOTE HMRC MAY AUDIT ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED AT A LATER DATE AND COULD POTENTIALLY ASK FOR A RETURN OF ANY FALSIFIED OR INCORRECT CLAIMS WHICH MAY ALSO INCUR A PENALTY OR FINE WE ARE PROVIDING THIS SERVICE FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL PAYROLL CLIENTS SO PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU BY PROVIDING INFORMATION QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY.
IF YOU NEED ANY ADVICE OR ARE UNSURE ABOUT FURLOUGHING THEN PLEASE RING US TO DISCUSS – DON’T MISS OUT We are doing our level best to answer every single query – but if we have missed anything please do get in touch. Contact details are below.
Office Number: 0151 630 4542
Paul White: 0151 556 7247
Helen White: 0151 556 7241
Matt Newman: 0151 556 7246
Carla Ashley: 0151 556 7244
Kerry Roe: 0151 556 7240
Dave Parry: 0151 556 7245
Danielle Levy: 0151 556 7243
Katy Holmes: 0151 556 7249
Lauri Murphy: 0151 556 7248
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