COVID

Sam Beattie, Associate Director, Payroll, Grant Thornton Ireland  Employers across the four home nations and beyond would universally welcome a return to normal after almost a year of adapting to change brought about by the CV-19 pandemic.  As we approach the first anniversary of the first COVID-related lockdown, this is a good time to look…

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Alexandra Burnside, Assistant Manager, Tax, Grant Thornton Ireland  In 2020, businesses across the UK were heavily disrupted by COVID-19, with activity levels in some industries crashing almost to a halt in March. As part of its response to the pandemic, the UK government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), allowing businesses in the UK…

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By Cathy Walker, Assistant Manager, Payroll at Grant Thornton in Belfast HMRC, which administers the scheme, confirmed that 240,200 people in Northern Ireland are enrolled by their employers on the coronavirus job-retention scheme (CJRS) and are being supported by the government. The numbers for the whole United Kingdom as of 30 June are that approximately…

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