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The Government have moved quickly to announce a plethora of support for workers affected by the current COVID- 19 crisis and a lot of information has been released in a relatively short space of time.  In addition to protecting people’s incomes, the Government have also moved to protect people’s homes. The newly issued package of measures protects renters affected by Coronavirus. No renter, either in social or private housing, will be forced out of their homes during this time.

Everyone who is able is working from home at the moment, and that includes a great many people who have never done so before. And if you’re working from home, you’ll need a workstation – here's our guide on how to make your home work-space safe and comfortable.

The Covid-19 Crisis has most of the UK staying at home, and for many that means working from home for the first time. If you are one of the thousands of new home-workers, you might need these tips to help you keep on track and stay productive: 

Whenever there's financial pressure on the contracting market, it's likely that we'll see an increase in tax avoidance schemes. It's natural that your contractors will want to take home as much money as possible, particularly if their income has recently taken a hit. This is why we saw so many tax avoidance schemes springing up in the wake of the Public-Sector IR35 reform in 2017, hoping to take advantage of desperate contractors, who were themselves willing to listen to anyone who offered a solution. 

The private-sector reform of IR35 has been delayed until April 2021, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. The delay is a golden opportunity for your clients to prepare properly so they can eliminate the risks, including the risk of losing talent to their competitors.