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Government praised for launching Self-Employed Income Support Scheme early

IPSE praises the government for launching self-employed support early, but warns of ‘ambulance chasers’.

Supply teachers and other vital agency staff must be supported financially, says REC

In a recent letter sent to the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, the REC welcomed guidance that public bodies, including schools, should continue to pay agency supply staff.

Top job searches during Covid-19 crisis

CV-Library: ‘Clearly, job seekers are reacting to market demand and searching for roles that they know are crucial right now; while searches for a number of office-based roles are other professions impacted by the lockdown have dropped.’

Temporary and locum NHS staff must have equal access to PPE and testing

REC: ‘These agency health and social care staff are vital in the fight against Coronavirus, and they must be able to carry out their duties as safely as their colleagues who are permanent staff’.

Many schools are not paying their supply teachers

APSCo: ‘We have had reports of schools asking recruitment firms to furlough supply teachers and then claim the 80% of pay back from the Government which goes completely against the rules’.

HMRC to contact those who may be eligible for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

HMRC is using information that customers have provided in their 2018-19 tax return – and returns for 2016-17 and 2017-18 where needed – to determine their eligibility.

House of Lords Committee highlights IR35 flaws

The IPSE on the House of Lords Committee report: ‘It rightly highlights the inherent flaws in the government’s IR35 proposals and warns it off implementing the changes as they stand’.

Covid-19: New mothers and over-60s among those most likely to miss out on self-employed support

A number of self-employed groups have been highlighted to be most likely to miss out on government support during the pandemic.


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