Member Since: 15th Apr 2016
17th Jun 2020
well it was rushed through - and then the consequences dealt with.
And anything too flexible would have probably been worse.
Whole thing was to avoid redundancies which might happen anyway when the furlough scheme ends. would have been better to simply have given companies the option to a percentage buffer of their payroll (capped based on number of employees) and let the company determine how they applied it - eg to workers on reduced hours, salary - but could have resulted in the company being able to manage its workforce rather than force out employees for 3 weeks plus - in order to qualify.
And in fact the OP gives an example of where furlough fails because you have an employee furloughed and on reduced income who still wants to work. Yet under the rules they can't.
17th Jun 2020
I don't think the OP states whether this is male or female.
And whilst the replies agree, it would be useful to point out conditions to said employee, that person presumably has accepted a contractual agreement to be furloughed and that volunteering would amount to a breach of their contract.
27th Mar 2020
the minimum period for Furlough in CJRS is three weeks. So you could over 3 months have a group furloughed for 3 weeks and then switch to another group as long as during the furlough period, they are not working at all.
But it is not a substitute for reduced working hours. it is strictly laid off without work and pay but designed to avoid redundancy. You can choose to top up the shortfall but do not have to. Furlough is subject to the usual deductions.
Unless there is a provision in contract, all employees will have to agree to be furloughed but given the alternative is likely to be redundancy, you'd imagine it would be the preference to accept.
From our pension advisors knowledge there does not currently appear to be clear info on pension deductions - though employees could themselves choose to leave the scheme and rejoin later. For employers, there is some vagueness about what is covered during furlough. Unless anyone here has heard differently.
9th Mar 2020
'IR35 is an utter, illconsidered bodge-job.'
totally agree - summed up in a sentence.
cost HMRC more in trying to prosecute and failing
5th Mar 2020
Who is responsible for the insurance?
over the £1k I think companies have to register with the FCA to operate under salary sacrifice. Even so £8.5k goes way beyond a realistic amount to buy it via the cycle to work scheme
28th Feb 2020
and what's he drinking? a double entry whisky or is he teeTOTAL?
28th Feb 2020
who goes to the pub anymore?
27th Feb 2020
Depends on the employment contract - if part time - potentially that employee is registered as self employed and does other work outside of the employment job description for other companies; meets the criteria of being self-employed within the description of the freelance work - then it is not the same as overtime.
The employee can exert the right not to do work outside the scope of their employment contract (as defined in their job description - statement of employment).
However if the employment contract allows for a variation of tasks and hours and location, then the employee is contractually obliged to perform to the variables within that employment (therefore payroll).
It might raise questions but as their self employment earnings are separate to the duties they are obliged to perform under their employers contract, so as long as already registered as self-employed, they should be able to invoice and record any earnings performed in that freelance capacity regardless of who the client is.
The wording in the contracts should be checked. And probably a separate contract drawn up for the freelance work.
24th Jan 2020
at auction - probably more like 'a collection of... '
Once you can add pieces to a set, it then really becomes a collection of Noritake dinnerware - the original gift probably came boxed with a fixed number of place settings. Set, settings, dinner set, as long as it is 'complete' - ie not missing a cup or dish.
Presumably it only really matters when talking about the potential value it has as a 'complete' set. And generally when selling valuables you would sell a 'set' as it was originally packaged or designed as a whole.
Of course the set packaging can certainly enhance the value though obvs not feasible with furniture.
If a table was designed to fit 6 matching chairs, you'd not enhance the value by selling with 7 chairs.
24th Jan 2020
I think not just something that can be 'completed' as that would be too ambiguous - ie, I have completed my collection of china and am now selling it. I want to complete my stamp collection with a purchase of penny blacks.
but it is something that in defined as BEING 'complete' or incomplete must therefore be a set. It has a pre-defined number of units.
a set or an asset!