Keep up to date with changes in payroll due to the COVID-19 outbreak
As the government reacts to the COVID-19 crisis on almost a daily basis we wanted to make sure that our customers are up to date with current events – including new legislation – and what we at Qtac are doing to ensure you can continue to run your payroll operation smoothly.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.
Software customers can find information on how to process pay for a furloughed employee on our knowledge base.
More information can be found here: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Businesses paying sick pay to employees
The government will bring forward legislation to allow small-and medium-sized businesses and employers to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19.
Software customers can find information on how to process SSP from day one on our knowledge base.
More information can be found here: Sick Pay due to COVID-19
Employers pension contributions
Employers cannot suspend contributions into their employees’ pension schemes during the COVID-19 crisis.
More information can be found here: COVID-19 and Employers Pension Contributions
Suspension of Gender Pay Gap reporting
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have today, 24th March, taken the decision to suspend enforcement of the gender pay gap deadlines for this reporting year (2019/20).
More information can be found here: COVID-19 and Gender Pay Gap Reporting
A message to our customers
With our Pandemic Policy really kicking into gear, Qtac remain committed to providing the same levels of service that you have come to expect of us over the years. All of the team are fit and well, and motivated to help you push on into the new tax year!
We would like to wish you and your businesses well in this challenging time and if we can be of support in any way, please let us know.
In the meantime we recommend that you visit Gov UK to understand what support you can receive from the government.
All of the team here at Qtac.