So Rishi Sunak is adamant Furlough will cease on 31st October. And is proposing a new “wage support programme”.This will have put the fear of God into anyone who is involved with payroll - large and small. The “ possibilities” as outlined by the CBI are in essence “ Flexi Furlough”. But no doubt be given a new fancy name and made twice as complicated. . This once again will have to be run through the payroll. And once again HMRC will issue ever changing rules that even the largest of payroll administrators let alone the small providers will not understand but will have the threat of penalties dangling over them. We in the payroll world have had 31st October etched in our memories. It has been so stressful- I have been in tears over it as I know have lots of others. The “ schemes” fell out of Rishi Sunak’s mouth with no idea how it can be implemented. I fear our anticipation of end October is “ Be Careful What you Wish For”.
I wrote this to The Times but thought I would let AW see it.