Category Archives: CJRS & SEISS

13,000 SEISS and CJRS investigations launched (so far)

Looking through my back-issues of Farmer’s Weekly, there was a claim that… “…HMRC was allocated £100m of funding in the last Budget for investigations and the recouping of a suspected £3.5bn in fraudulent Covid-19 support scheme claims.” In late June, … Continue reading

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Useful correction on welfare entitlements for people who are self-isolating

At #PMQs, Boris Johnson suggested that everybody who's isolating due to Covid is entitled to the equivalent of living wage while they isolate. This isn't true. What they are entitled to 👇https://t.co/wsnSjvzqYg — Full Fact (@FullFact) July 22, 2021

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SEISS update – 5th tranche announced.

The Treasury have just published details of the 5th and SEISS grant. Details here [pdf]. The more concise public information page on this is here. The eligibility for this is the same as the eligibility for the fourth grant (as … Continue reading

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TUC calls for furlough to be extended to match lockdown extensions

Frances O’Grady: “Government must delay asking businesses to make contributions to the furlough scheme in July and extend the scheme as long as needed.”

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Low-paid most likely to be unemployed when furlough ends.

Low-paid workers face the highest risk of losing their jobs when the UK government’s furlough scheme ends in September, according to analysis by the Resolution Foundation.

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Self-employed income support scheme – what kind of losses count?

As the Covid-19 lockdown eases, there are still Bectu members who are claiming support under the fourth grant of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). This can be claimed when… “…you reasonably believe there will be a significant reduction … Continue reading

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A post-covid rethink of the welfare state?

The Resolution Foundation has called for a post-covid rethink of the welfare state. The report is here [pdf] Mike Brewer, Chief Economist at the Resolution Foundation, said:

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