COVID-19 E-shot 05/04/20

***The information given on these pages is the legal stance based on the government advice, please be mindful that this advice can change. This is the absolute minimum required by law. It is the Employer's decision whether they need their employee to work and what they pay to their nanny, you are allowed to pay above the minimum if you wish to. Making decisions about whether to pay more than the minimum can be a very difficult one, you will need to consider many things, such as, your future relationship with your employee and the affordability for you and your employee in these troubling times. It is wonderful to see that many employers have been able to retain their employees on full pay during this pandemic, but we appreciate that some will not be able to. Please be assured that this is your decision to make.***

Copy of email sent to clients on 05/04/20.

A quick update to avoid disturbing this sunny Sunday afternoon any more than necessary.  

Yesterday evening (Saturday 4th April) we were pleased to see gov.uk updated its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to explicitly state that the employer of a Nanny will be eligible for the grant.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme 

Many in this community have been lobbying for this clarity and whilst it could have come sooner, it is a very welcome update.

Please ensure that you still read the FAQ’s on our COVID-19 page https://nannypaye.co.uk/covid-19 to ensure your situation meets the requirements for the scheme.

Hopefully this will be our last update until the application process for the scheme is launched towards the end of this month.  At that point we will review and provide further guidance on how you practically access the funds.

Enjoy the sunshine.