furlough and director upping wage

Discussion in 'Employment & HR' started by godoit, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. godoit

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    Can a director change there wage from dividend to paye and then claim the Furlough scheme.
    Struggling on the director salary now and going back to work properly in the company now so if i need to furlough over the christmas and jan period would i be able to claim for furlough for that 6 weeks?
     
    Posted: Nov 5, 2020 By: godoit Member since: Oct 8, 2014
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  2. Mr D

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    Of course they can change their income how they want.
    And yes claim furlough for a period of time. However company would get money based on wages figure as at 30th October.
    The company would be paying any other increased wages without government.
     
    Posted: Nov 5, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. UKSBD

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    I wonder how many directors had the foresight to see this coming and upped their wages a few months ago?
     
    Posted: Nov 5, 2020 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  4. godoit

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    RTI re submission and the reference pay date seem the two stumbling blocks here.
     
    Posted: Nov 5, 2020 By: godoit Member since: Oct 8, 2014
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  5. UKSBD

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    There's already been about a 10% over payment apparently.
    Either through mistaken claims or fraud.

    One would hope they are keeping an eye out for fraud, especially sudden increases in wages.
     
    Posted: Nov 5, 2020 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  6. tees84

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    It seems from the guidance released today on the .gov.uk website that it all depends if you were eligible for support in the previous system ie. employed on the 20th March. If you were then the amount you can claim is no different that previously. If you were employed since 20th March, your pay is based on average since start of employment or your salary as at 30th October. This is devastating for my business, as many of my staff have changed rolls internally, gone from Part Time to full time but now can't claim any extra furlough - it doesn't seem well thought out sadly...
     
    Posted: Nov 5, 2020 By: tees84 Member since: Feb 17, 2016
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  7. Newchodge

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    No. The furlough claim is based on the October (or earlier) RTI
     
    Posted: Nov 6, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  8. Newchodge

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    I don't think that is the case, but the guidance will not be issued until 10 November, so nobody knows.
     
    Posted: Nov 6, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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