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New Covid-19 self-isolation rules for Northern Ireland

New Covid-19 self-isolation rules for Northern Ireland

From today (July 4) the self-isolation rules for people in Northern Ireland who test positive for Covid-19 have changed. Adults who test positive are advised to avoid contact with others for five days after the test or from the day symptoms started. As children tend...
Don’t forget to declare COVID-19 grants on your tax return

Don’t forget to declare COVID-19 grants on your tax return

More than 2.7 million customers claimed at least one Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) payment up to  April 5 2021. These grants are taxable and customers should declare them on their 2020/21 tax return before the deadline on  January 31 2022.

Temporary changes to statutory sick pay rules

Temporary changes to statutory sick pay rules

Emergency legislation has been passed by the UK Government which temporarily extends the period for which individuals can self-certify their absence during a period of incapacity for work, for Statutory Sick Pay purposes, from 7 days to 28 days (including non-working days).

Covid measures we now know about – and those pending

Covid measures we now know about – and those pending

Would just like to emphasise that unfortunately further measures may be announced next week because the virus appears to be spreading like wildfire and authorities are concerned that it could overwhelm the NHS.

Face masks are back in England – by law

Face masks are back in England – by law

The government is reintroducing the legislation for shops, post offices, banks and public transport as part of the new Covid Plan B rules to fight the Omicron variant of the virus.

Scottish retailers urged to maintain Covid safety measures

Scottish retailers urged to maintain Covid safety measures

At a recent meeting between representatives of the Scottish district’s public affairs committee and the Scottish government’s retail minister Tom Arthur MSP, the minister urged retailers to help stem the tide of coronavirus cases by continuing to follow the safety measures in place.